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Prunus americana

Wild Plum

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Prunus americana (Wild Plum)

Grown as a single trunk tree or a multi-stemmed shrub, this native tree is among the first to bloom in spring with pure white, fragrant flowers. The edible, one-inch diameter yellow-to-red fruits are favored by birds. They also are used to make flavorful jams and jellies.

Additional Information:


Height
7-20 Feet

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Spread
7-20 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica), Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Songbird
Beneficial Insects
Hummingbird

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Fragrant

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Food/Birds