Methley Plum Tree
Stunning Flower and Fruit Production
The Methley Plum is a vigorous and productive fruit tree that will enhance your yard or garden in several seasons. The pretty blooms and attractive shape are enough reason to grow this tree- but as an added bonus, it also gives you the reward of delicious and healthful fruit!
Plum trees are known for their stunning spring displays. The flowers begin as clusters of dark reddish-pink buds that burst into masses of light pink blossoms. They cover the tree in clouds of fragrant blooms whose beauty have few, if any, rivals among flowering trees.
There are many varieties of plums bred solely for their blooms but the Methley is not one of these sterile trees. This tree produces a heavy crop of fruit in the summer with harvest expected in late June and July in most zones. These trees bear a sweet, purple-red fruit that tastes wonderful fresh and is also delicious in preserves and jams.
You don't need a large farm to grow Methley Plum Trees. They are a compact tree with an easy-to-harvest mature height of 10 to 20 feet tall. The spread on these trees can reach between 10 and 15 feet, depending on how they are pruned. This makes it ideal for tight spaces and petite properties. It self-pollinates so you can plant several or just one.
Give this tree full sun to encourage the best flower and fruit production. The Methley Plum is largely disease resistant and tolerant of drought and soil conditions, so it needs very little care.
The Methley Plum Tree is a smart and beautiful choice for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.