Prunus americana

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  • Common Name: Wild Plum
  • Plant Story:

    A small deciduous native tree, Prunus americana features clusters of white small flowers in the early spring that are followed by edible, round red plums. This species is usually grown for its ornamental value, not its fruit production, however, the plums can be eaten raw or into preserves and jellies. Toothed ovate green leaves turn an attractive yellow to red in the fall.

  • Type: Tree Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Planting Zone: 3-8
  • Height: 15-25 ft
  • Spread: 15-25 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Shrub border
  • Leaf: Ovate leaves that yellow to red in the fall
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to: Birds,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Brown rot, leaf spot, canker, and black knot
  • Form: Multi-stemmed
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Adaptable. Remove suckers. Easily grown in well-drain soil in full sun to part shade.


Wild Plum - Additional Photos