'American' Plum
Plum Tree 'American'
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Plum Tree 'American'

Vendor
TriStar Plants
Regular price
$32.95 USD
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The Prunus Americana - American Plum is a native fruit tree. The plum sprouts runners that form a thicket shrub appearance or can be shaped into a small tree with a short trunk. Though it does vary by type, their spreading branches can have thorns or short sharp spurs. Foliage is long wedge-shaped, medium green, double toothed leaves. Leaves change to shades of yellow or red in autumn. Blooms white clusters of showy small white flowers in the springtime and produces yellowy skin plums in late summer that ripen to a shiny red shade from august to September. The American Plum has a sweet and tart, sometimes bitter, flavor to them. Though most wildlife seek the structure for shelter or to graze on leaves, this fruit can be eaten fresh or is excellent for making into jellies, preserves, desserts, or even wine.

Attributes:

This American Plum comes in a 1 Gallon pot 

Size: Mature size can reach 20'- 40' x 25'

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness zone: 5-9

Characteristics: Grows with a round-headed open crown. Can be a thicket shrub or small tree. Can have thorns or short sharp spurs. Suckers freely. Foliage is long wedge-shaped, medium green, double toothed leaves.

Growth Rate: Medium

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Adapts to a large range of soil types but thrives in average, dry to medium, sandy, well-draining soil with the pH 5.5-7.5. Tolerant to drought and salt.



*Plants cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.