The fruits of this very hardy variety are smaller and sharper, with the true powerful Damson flavour that has endeared over generations. Very prolific and hardy tree. Also known as 'Prune' Damson. Self fertile. Tree sizes for Shropshire Damson: Pixy rootstock is dwarf and can be maintained at around 200cm's in height & width. It is an ideal choice for a smaller garden or intensive orchard and is also suitable for growing n a 24" container. St Julien is a vigorous tree making a more traditionally orchard-sized tree of around 280-300cm's in height and spread. A heavy cropping tree, ideal for lawn, grassy areas, paddock, etc.