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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

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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
Rootstock: MARIANA 26-24
Botanical Name: Prunus salicina
Does not ship to: AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Methley Plum Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Sherrie in KS
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.

By: Emma
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.



By: Jim Zlomke
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.

By: Alicia Parks
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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