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Methley Plum Tree

Methley Plum Tree

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This is a delicious, multi-purpose plum. It provides plenty of fruit within arm’s reach, but also makes a beautiful ornamental tree.



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Methley Plum Tree

Attractive - Easy to Grow - Bushels of Plums


Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 5-6 ft
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Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 4-5 ft

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Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
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Planting Mix
Methley Plum Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Methley Plum Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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You'll love picking these delicious, sun ripened Methley plums from your very own tree... just outside your door! 

This vigorous plum tree, considered more productive and attractive than just about any other plum tree, produces an abundant harvest of fruit each year. 

So much, in fact, that one harvest requires multiple pickings! It's an upright, spreading tree with pretty springtime blossoms and glossy green leaves that make it quite ornamental. 

The juicy, deep red fruit of the Methley is harvested in late June to early July, and is delicious... eaten freshly picked or make into preserves. 

The Methley is self-fertile and does not require another plum tree to produce fruit, and it is a dwarf variety that grows to only 10-20 feet tall. 

This makes it the ideal plum tree for limited spaces. It is also a low maintenance tree that requires little to no pruning. Disease resistant and tolerant of dry, hot conditions. Prefers full sun, but is adaptable to nearly any type of soil. An ideal fruit tree for growing zones 5-9.

 

 

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 10-20 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus salicina
Does not ship to: AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)




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It's Easy to Plant your Methley Plum Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Methley Plum Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Methley Plum Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Methley Plum Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Received my Methley Plum Tree last week. It was in good shape w/ lots of leaves, planted the next day per instructions, water, soil, used planting kit. Next day leaves were dying, in two days all leaves are dead, Have soaker hose around the tree & my orange trees. I am in Texas and temperature has been in 90's.
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December 31, 2012
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over 2 years ago
Awesome plum trees! I already have about 12 plums going on one of these trees. They are already pruned & shaped nicely, so very low maintenance, just add water! I love this tree. I have other fruit trees that are well, but this is my first plum
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December 31, 2012
We planted our plum tree end of 2010 season, to date we have not had any fruit after blossoming.Peach tree planted same time has had a couple of dozen tasty peaches this season
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December 31, 2012
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methley plum
I just got this tree late summer, early fall. It seems to be doing fine. I have to wait till spring or this summer to really give it a review.
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December 21, 2014
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9 months ago
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Tough and beautiful
I bought 6 of them in May 2014.. I couldn't plant them 'til they were bone dry. None of them should have survived, but every one did and they spent the summer growing splendidly The Massachusetts weather allowed them to be watered only when first planted. . Beautiful well-branched trees. Incidentally, although they were in planters, they looked and behaved like bare-root, which may be why they survived drying out. We are rated Zone 5, but it's pretty cold. I'll be interested to see how they handle it.
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January 3, 2015
Warwick, MA, US
Growing Zone:
5
Just recieved my Methley Plum tree yesturday along with my lavender rhodadendrum, both look to be in excellent health and I'm very excited to get them into the ground. I'll update this spring when they start blooming. Can't wait!
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December 31, 2012
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Do you sell the normal size Methley (non dwarf size) and if so what are the growing and size specifics?
Ken C on Sep 30, 2014
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why you do not ship the plum trees to louisiana? and so many other trees?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
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How soon will it produce fruit after planting?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
Best Answer: I found some that already had the fruit already on it, 2 plum and one pear for 27.50 you bet I grabbed all 3.
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when is best time of year to plant a plum tree?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2014
Best Answer: I don't think it makes a lot of difference. We have planted fruit trees at all times of the year and they thrive. We follow directions from the grower, fertilize properly and keep them watered. We have two plums, a fruit cocktail, apple, three kind of cherriesand a pear tree. I also have five beautiful ornamental weeping snowfountain cherry trees. They are all beautiful!
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How many gallons is the container?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: It might have been a gallon or so. It didn't come with a huge root ball -- BUT it is the fastest growing of all the trees we have bought from these people. And beautiful! Jack
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I planted an approximate 5-6 ft. Medley Plum tree back in early March. It had leaves on it when I purchased it but, it was about a week later when I planted it and the leaves had fallen off. It has been in the ground about 3 months and no new leaves have formed. It appears to be still alive, but I am not really sure. Can someone shed some light on what might be going on with this tree?
Terrel T N on Jun 22, 2015
Best Answer: Douse it with super thrive. If it is alive, super thrive will bring it back.
Reply · Report · John C on Jun 23, 2015
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I WANT A PLUM TREE LIKE MY NEIGHBOURS?
Bob R on Feb 4, 2015
Best Answer: Try better not say the place don't want to get in trouble by naming another place.
Reply · Report · hughpuppies on May 30, 2015
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my methley plum leaves have turned red. does this mean the tree is dead?
Jon W on Aug 6, 2014
Best Answer: Don't know the answer. Ours are still green in Central Ohio with lots of rain. We have had it through one winter.
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love my plum tree. I do not want the tree to produce plums anymore. Is there a way to do this?
Luci T on Jun 20, 2015
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I live in southeastern Oklahoma about 40 miles north of the state line of Texas. When should I plant Methley Plum tree?
alvie p on Apr 21, 2015
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