Victoria plum

Margaret Hogan asked 12 years ago

I got a present of a plum tree (Prunus Domestica Victoria). I was told that it was a minature, but not the height or spread. It’s about 3 foot high at this stage, but what height will it grow to? I planted it a few weeks ago, but I think that I planted it too close to a wall. Is it possible to move it at this time without killing it or what would be the best time to move it? There are lots of leaves on it at this stage.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
‘Victoria’ plum is easily the best variety for growing in Irish conditions. It is not dwarf and will make a tree of 3 or 4 metres in about 10 to 15 years, depending on soil and conditions.

Plum trees are too vigorous to train on walls unless it is a large wall space, and are best grown as a single tree in the open, at least two metres or more from a wall or building.

It is too far into new growth to move it now. Wait until November and the leaves have fallen.