American Plum

Prunus americana

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Key Features
Height

15 to 25'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

April, May

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Dry, Medium

Soil Type

Well drained.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • 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.

  • Shipping Information

    We 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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