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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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Prunus (Cherry/Plum) supports over 450 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

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

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