Wild Plum (Gallon)
Wild Plum (Gallon)
Wild Plum (Gallon)
Wild Plum (Gallon)
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Wild Plum (Gallon)

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Native Shrub (fruit tree)
Bloom time: April–May
Bloom color: White
Sun: Full sun, part shade, shade
Height: shrub, understory tree up to 35'
Moisture: Moist
Soil: Rich, Well-drained
Attracts: Butterflies, moths
Benefits: Provides valuable nesting cover; Host to many butterflies; Special Value for Native, Bumble and Honey Bees (Xerces)

Wild Plum, (Prunus americana) A thicket-forming shrub or small tree with short trunk, many spreading branches, broad crown, showy large white flowers, and red plums. American plum is a small, understory tree to 35 ft. with fragrant, white flowers in showy, flat-topped clusters occuring before the leaves in spring. The fruit that follows ripens to a shiny, bright red in August or September. The short, crooked trunk - with scaly, black bark - supports a graceful, open crown. Fall foliage ranges from electric red to pale yellow.

The plums are eaten fresh and used in jellies and preserves, and are also consumed by many kinds of birds. Numerous cultivated varieties with improved fruit have been developed. A handsome ornamental with large flowers and relatively big fruit, American Plum is also grown for erosion control, spreading by root sprouts.

Info from wildflower.org