European Plum Trees – Prunus Domestica Stanley

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The Stanley plum tree blooms in early spring, showcasing white flowers. By late summer, these give way to large, dark blue-purple plums. Originating in Europe, the tree has a moderate growth rate and sports medium-sized, lush green leaves.

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European Plum Trees

The European Plum Tree, Prunus domestica ‘Stanley’, is renowned for its large, sweet plums. Native to Europe, it flowers beautifully and is popular for its fruit.

Features

The Stanley plum tree blooms in early spring, showcasing white flowers. By late summer, these give way to large, dark blue-purple plums. Originating in Europe, the tree has a moderate growth rate and sports medium-sized, lush green leaves. Its bark is smooth with a robust root system. The foliage maintains its vibrancy throughout the season, and the tree is thornless.

Benefits for Nature

Stanley plum trees provide pollen and nectar for bees and other pollinators, enhancing local biodiversity. Their fruits are also a food source for birds and wildlife. These trees begin fruiting once mature, usually around 3-6 years, with the best fruit production in well-irrigated, sunny environments. They contribute positively to the ecosystem without significant toxicity concerns.

Landscaping and Design

The Stanley plum tree is a favorite in landscape designs for its ornamental and fruit-bearing qualities. Its spring blossoms and summer fruits add beauty to various garden styles. The tree’s size and form make it a complementary choice alongside a range of other garden plants, enhancing the overall aesthetic of a landscape.

Preferred Conditions

The Stanley plum tree thrives in well-drained, fertile soil and favors full sun exposure for optimal fruiting. It can withstand moderate wind but is less suited to extremely arid or seaside conditions. In urban environments, it adapts well if provided with adequate care and water.

Fun Fact about European Plum Trees

A unique aspect of the Stanley plum tree is its dual-purpose fruit, suitable for fresh eating and drying into prunes. This versatility makes it a popular choice among both gardeners and commercial growers, bridging the gap between home gardening and agricultural production.

Summary

Prunus domestica ‘Stanley’, the European Plum Tree, is prized for its large, versatile plums and ornamental value. It supports local ecosystems, enhances landscapes with its beauty, and thrives in sunny, well-drained environments. A garden favourite, it symbolises a blend of ornamental charm and practical utility.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

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