Plum Tree 'Victoria' (Pixy Rootstock) - Bare Root

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Plum Tree 'Victoria' (Pixy Rootstock) - Root Wrapped

This is perhaps the most popular of all plum trees thanks to its reliable fruits and its combination of both dessert and culinary plums. Its dark red fruits can be harvested in autumn, whilst in the spring it produces lush white flower blossoms.

Pixy is a Dwarfing rootstock helping the tree to reach an ultimate height of 3-4m. We also sell this tree on a smaller 'Pixy' rootstock - click here

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: Bare Root
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-160cm
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Rootstock: Pixy- Dwarfing
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3-4m
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Hardiness: Hardy - average winter
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Self fertilising: Yes
  • Rate of Growth: Ultimate height in 5-10 years
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, loam, sand
  • Moisture: well-drained, moist but well-drained

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase


See alternative Victoria plum trees below

Primrose Guides

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Planting and Care

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.8 in a sheltered location in the full sun. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established. Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems. Keep a planting distance of 4m.

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. For guidance on pruning your fruit tree please click here to see our guide. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

For more information about how to plant and care for your bare root tree please click here to see our guide.

Pollination

Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. This tree is self-pollinating; it produces compatible flowers that can pollinate each other. However, even self-fertile varieties tend to crop better when another cultivar is planted nearby for pollination. Although this is not necessary to produce fruit, it will offer improved crops. The two trees will have to be near each other for the pollination process to be successful. The general consensus is that the two trees should be within 18m (55ft) of each other. The pollinating partner should be from the same pollination group.

Fruit Benefits

The 'Victoria' plum is one of the most popular varieties of plum in the UK and it is easy to see why. These fruits taste excellent when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. They can also be baked and used in pies and desserts. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

Rootstock

Fruit trees are generally budded or grafted onto a rootstock by the nursery, this means the roots of the tree are a different plant to the trunk, branches and fruit. Rootstocks help you to control the size of your tree to a certain extent. This plum tree is on a Pixy rootstock which means that its ultimate height will be around 2.5-3 metres. This rootstock is a particularly good choice for plum trees that are grown in a smaller garden. By sticking two plants together, one that has good roots and one that has good fruit, it ensures that you get what you pay for. For more information about rootstocks please click here to see our guide.

Newly Planted Tree

Here at Primrose we planted some young trees so that we could document how they grew over the next few years. This is an image of a newly planted tree that was planted in March and is roughly how your tree will look when it arrives.

3 Months Later

As you can see there has already been a lot of tree growth after only three months. We are going to continue to document the growth of the trees that were planted. This means that you can compare and see what your tree should look like at various stages of growth.

Root Wrapped Tree

This is a typical example of our root wrapped trees that you will receive - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season. Please be aware that the compost around the roots is there just to keep them moist and will fall away when unwrapped, leaving a bare-rooted plant. You can mix this compost with your soil when planting your tree.

 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 2/5

"Tall tree but only one leaf when everything else in the garden if flourishing."

Reviewed Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Rating: 3/5

"The replacement ( the first one was dead) seems to be alive and is beginning to look promising. It will be be next spring before we know for sure"

Reviewed Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"It must have been in the post for several days if it was sent the day after I ordered it, but so far it’s doing well and now has leaves."

Reviewed Thursday, 3 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Item was excellent and well packaged. Delivered on time."

Reviewed Thursday, 12 April 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Looks good but the proof will be in the growth and fruiting to come"

Reviewed Friday, 22 December 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Looked ok - time will tell of course!"

Reviewed Monday, 10 April 2017

Rating: 1/5

"Roots had been cut off very short and in wood hip for delivery and don't hold too much hope they will actually grow. Definitely would not recommend using primrose again"

Reviewed Saturday, 4 March 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Good"

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent"

Reviewed Monday, 30 November 2015

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