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Plum Tree 'American'


  • This Plum Tree 'American' ships in a 1 Gallon Pot, min 24"tall
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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.

Full sun

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America.

White flowers, fragrant

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

Additional features: Native, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Fall Color, Fragrant, and Self-pollinating

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. Self-pollinating.

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.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants.

An annual application of slow release fertilizer will benefit the tree for structural growth and increase fruit yield.

Water thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system and during the fruiting period to avoid blossom drop.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 5 - 9

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Plum Tree 'American'

The Prunus Americana - American Plum is a fast growing 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. The Native plum attracts pollinators and it's fruit feeds the wildlife. Self-pollinating.


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