Fanned Plum Trees

sarahlucysarahlucy Posts: 11
edited October 2018 in Fruit & veg
I was told fanned Plum Trees aren't usually a great success yet see established growers advertising them.  Please can anyone advise.  Thank you.


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,218
    edited October 2018
    My information may be out of date, but I don’t think that there is a very small variety of rootstock available. so any tree you plant will tend to grow quite tall.

    And plums are naturally lanky things with lots of unwieldy twigs that tend to grow in odd directions so a fan isn’t what they have in mind when they put on new growth.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,404
    Three years ago bought a dwarf rootstock plum and started training it cordon  style. Now have a tree 7 foot tall with four tiers, trained in a christmas tree shape . Even a trained tree will need room so need space at least 5 foot square. Would have been impossible to keep the tree narrow as they are vigorous growers. This has been my experience,  others may have different views, but I hope this helps.
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