American Plum (Prunus americana)

(2 customer reviews)

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This plant is restricted for shipment to CA, ID, WA, OR, or Canada.

Latin: Prunus americana

Zones: 3-8

Other common names: American Plum, wild yellow plum, red plum, wild plum

Mature Height: 20-30 ft. American plum grows as a large shrub or small tree.

Soil / Climate: likes moist soils, The shrub is winter-hardy, but has little tolerance for shade, drought, or fire.

Notes: white flowers in spring
The roots are shallow, widely spread, and send up suckers. Development of suckers from the root system makes American plum effective in stabilizing stream banks and gullies. It will tolerate several days of flooding. The branches are thorny. The fruits are about 1 inch in diameter. The American plum is used for both ornamental and culinary purposes. The sour and sweet fruit is eaten fresh and is made into jellies, jam and wine.

Wildlife: Deer, quail, grouse, and pheasant love to eat the plum fruit and both white tailed deer and mule deer feed on twigs and leaves.

Cold Stream Farm supplies American Plum trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.

Additional information on Prunus americana can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 in

2 reviews for American Plum (Prunus americana)

  1. sclevelandm

    Beautiful, native species are hard to find for those of us who want to garden for wildlife; this tree is healthy, happy and leafing out in my yard now.

  2. David

    Shipped on time, arrived on time and healthy. Very secure packaging, but best of all – the plants look great. I had a difficult time finding a decent place to buy this gorgeous native plant, and Cold Stream came through for me. Very excited to watch these grow.

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