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Marjorie's Seedling Plum 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, relatively sheltered since about 2005
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree does not grow well here

Owner's comments

Planted in 2000. Somewhat exposed at first but sheltered since about 2005 (shelterbelts planted). Growth has been poor. Late frost may be a problem in this drained fen peat plot, as well as high groundwater levels, though that problem has been addressed.