plum Billington, Japanese plum Billington
Small deciduous tree with white blossoms in late winter and dark red plums in summer. Fruit has firm, sweet tasting, juicy, red flesh. Use as fresh fruit, or for cooking and preserving. Partially self-fertile. Pollinators: 'Black Doris', 'Wilson's Early', 'Omega' or 'Santa Rosa'. Sometimes available as part of a double-grafted plum tree.
Prefers a sunny position in fertile, well-draining soil. Good disease resistance.
Prunus 'Billington' is an early-fruiting plum with a heavy crop of fruits ripening around Christmas time in New Zealand. Beautiful dainty appearance when in flower during winter. Good 'all-rounder'.
Type of plantTree - Deciduous
Size3-4 m tall
Landscape Useflower display, edible fruit
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: High
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Average