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Shropshire Prune Damson tree

Owner: Ute

Location:  Kilfenora, CLARE, Ireland

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:St. Julien A (?)
Soil:Drained fen peat 
Climate at this location:Cool temperate, south-facing aspect of a hedge, quite sheltered
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified

Owner's comments

Planted in 2002 in south-facing position of a three-row mixed deciduous hedge. Got shaded out by other hedgerow shrubs/trees. Not fruiting yet. Will clear around it in winter 2010/11. Late frost may also be a problem in this low-lying drained fen peat plot.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

  • 2009

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