- For a dwarf Plum Tree – Pixy is a dwarf bush rootstock, space required approx 7′ wide and 8′ high, smaller when containerized.
- ‘St Julien‘ makes a bigger orchard sized tree for grassy area etc, needing 10’ across, 12’+ high
- A supercolumn tree is a narrow space saving option for border, pots, etc, just 18″ across, 6-7′ high
- Victoria grows against any sunny warm wall as a fan, space required 6-8′ high & wide
- Victoria is self fertile so doesn’t need another Plum to crop
- Plant bare root October-April, or from pot-grown at other times
- Most well drained ordinary soils are suitable, in a sunny spot
- Smaller dwarfing trees can crop 1-2 years after planting, more vigorous stocks take longer – 3-4 years sometimes.
The divinely flavoured Victoria Plum is quite likely the most famous fruit tree ever raised, certainly for garden growing. Ask anyone to name a Plum tree and it will almost inevitably be a Victoria, brought to mind by that divinely sweet and succulent flavour and the distinctive rosy red over yellow flush. For over a century it has inspired devotion and love amongst gardeners, orchardists and foodies alike.