Summer 2024Pre-orders are now open. Deliveries will begin again in September for pot grown trees and December for bare-rooted or mixed tree orders.
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Malling ElizabethTM plum trees

Prunus domestica
Malling Elizabeth
Malling Elizabeth is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
This new plum variety was released to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee.

Malling Elizabeth plum trees for sale


All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree St. Julien rootstock £62.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)


  • BR11-year bare-root tree Weiwa rootstock £45.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree St. Julien rootstock £40.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Malling Elizabeth is a new plum variety, released to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee.

The large plums have a light purple skin and juicy golden flesh, and a sweet flavour. They should be ripe at the start of the plum season in July

How to grow

Malling Elizabeth is a heavy-cropping variety. The plums are potentially larger than average, but you may need to thin the fruitlets in May for the best results.

It is a self-fertile variety, so you won't need another plum tree nearby to pollinate it.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Malling Elizabeth was developed at the famous East Malling Research Centre, and is a cross between two reliable plum varieties - Opal and Herman.

Malling Elizabeth characteristics


  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates


  • Picking seasonEarly
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
  • Food usesEating fresh


  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin2000
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourPurple - light
  • Flesh colourGolden / Yellow