Early Laxton Plum Tree
Prized for its ornamental value as well as its fruit, Early Laxton Plum Tree, a classic European variety, bears abundant crops of juicy and sweet, reddish orange plums. One of the most productive varieties, Early Laxton is easy to grow and is the earliest to ripen of the European Plums we offer.
Latin Name: Prunus x domestica
Site and Soil: Plums like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Marianna produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Early Laxton Plum is partially self-fertile. Plant with another European variety for best crops.
Hardiness: Plums are hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated