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American Plum

American Plum

Prunus americana

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants

Height: 15 to 25'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Well drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: wild plum, Marshall's large yellow sweet plum

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$21.99

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Description

American Plum (Prunus americana) is a broad and spreading deciduous tree that has showy white flowers in the spring. It can also be used as a shrub and can form large colonies. The white flowers are fragrant and attract birds and other wildlife. Once these flowers have dropped they produce a small 1″ red plum that can be eaten raw but are even better as a jam or preserve. The fruit provides food for a variety of birds and mammals. American Plum is fairly adaptable, being tolerant of drought and dry soil. In the landscape it can be used as a specimen tree, for its flowering, and bright red to yellow fall color.

Note: We recommend planting in groups of three to maximize fruit set.


 

Additional information

Height

15 to 25'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Well drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

wild plum, Marshall's large yellow sweet plum

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.