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Majorie seedling plum tree

I have a majorie seedling tree which has been growing for about 5 years and it has never flowered at all. I thought they were self fertile but no blossom! Can I do anything to encourage flowering and to bear fruit ? Many thanks in anticipation 😁

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    Plum trees usually take about 5 years before they start flowering, so fingers crossed for next year.  Is it in the ground?
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544
    I have one that’s about ten years old and it’s a shy little thing. I don’t think it is one of life’s extroverts. Better luck next year.🤞
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Little JanLittle Jan Posts: 43
    Hello yes it’s in the ground , growing well too , maybe more patience is needed! Thank you 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337
    To give it every chance, keep it well (and deeply) watered throughout any dry periods and try and keep the area around the base free of grass and weeds etc., as fruit trees can't compete with those.  If you can give it a few chicken pellets or a sprinkle of fish, blood and bone once a year in spring then mulch the area with compost or bark etc., it will have everything it needs which should increase the chances.  :)  
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Little JanLittle Jan Posts: 43
    Will do thank you ! 
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