Small, deciduous, single trunk tree or multi-stemmed shrub which occurs in rocky or sandy soils in woodlands, pastures, abandoned farms, streams and hedgerows.  Flowers are unpleasantly aromatic. Flowers are followed by edible, round, red plums (1" diameter) with bright yellow pulp which ripen in early summer. This species is usually grown for ornamental value and not for fruit production, however. Although the plums can be eaten raw, the quality is somewhat poor. The fruits are perhaps better used for preserves and jellies.

 

Height: 15.00 to 25.00 feet

Spread: 15.00 to 25.00 feet

Bloom Time: March

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Flowering Tree

Flower: Showy, Fragrant

Attracts: Birds

Fruit: Showy, Edible

Other: Thorns

Prunus americana-American Plum 2G

$30.00Price
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