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Beach Plum

Beach Plum

Prunus maritima

Featured Plant Category: Keystone Species, Pollinator Plants

Height: 3 to 8'

Bloom Time: April to June

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Sandy, well-drained

Light Requirements: Full sun

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

Other Names: Prunus maritima, Seaside Plum, Sand Plum, Graves' Plum

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$21.99

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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.

Beach Plum (Prunus maritima) is a rounded suckering shrub that forms dense thickets and can grow 3-8′ tall. It grows naturally on dunes in sandy soil near the coast. Small white flowers bloom in clusters from April to June, and the ripened fruit ranges in color from dull purple to bright crimson. Birds and other wildlife eat the fruit while the springtime blooms attract native pollinators. Beach Plum is a larval host to the Red-Spotted Purple (pictured above).

Note: the seeds and wilted foliage of Beach Plum can be toxic to both livestock and humans.


 

Additional information

Height

3 to 8'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to June

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Sandy, well-drained

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Prunus maritima, Seaside Plum, Sand Plum, Graves' Plum

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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