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Plum Rootstocks

Information about plum tree rootstocks including detailed description of growing characteristics

Plum TreeChoosing the right tree for the right place is of utmost importance to avoid disappointment especially when growing top fruit trees. There are many sizes and forms available to suit every situation and how large a tree grows and it's form is mainly determined by the rootstock onto which the cultivar is grafted.

 

The chart below shows a selection of plum tree rootstocks available together with details of their characteristics including detailed information including height, spread, planting distances and suitable forms.

 

Pixy Rootstock  - Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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8-10ft (2.4-3m)

10ft (3m)

10ft (3m) apart, 12ft (3.6m) between rows  

Bush,  small fan

 

St. Julien A -  Semi Vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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10-12ft (3-3.6m)

12ft (3.6m)

12ft (3.6m) apart, 15ft (4.5m) between rows  

Half standard, Bush, Fan

 

Brompton  -  Very vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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Over 12ft (3.6m)

15ft (4.5m)

20ft (6m) apart, 25ft (7.5m) between rows  

Standard

 

   

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