Pyrus salicina &

Methley Plum

Pyrus salicina 'Methley'


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  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Methley Plum is a semi-dwarf deciduous tree primarily grown for its fruit but has an attractive irregular spreading form.  The showy display of fragrant white spring flowers attract butterflies and give way to a heavy bearing of rich purple-red summer fruits.  These sweet and mild plums have a distinctive flavor good fresh or jellied.  Grows best in full sun and rich, moist well-drained soils.  Methley is a self pollinator that produces heavy and early, but sets fruit better with another cultivar.  Improved disease and heat resistance, but due to early spring flowering buds may be susceptible to frost damage. 

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

18’ - 20’

Spread: 

18’ - 20'

Spacing: 

18’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

Spring, SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  High Maintenance. Needs regular watering.  Plums have a lot of pest and disease issues  and may necessary.  Potential issues include scales, borers, mites, aphids, leaf spots and rots.  Fallen fruit can be messy if not harvested.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardenNaturalized AreasPonds and StreamsEdible Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  StrawberryPeach, Apple

Image: Photo by Forest and Kim Starr, Methley plum fruit

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