***Note: Plum trees create additional shoots quickly that spread from the base of the tree. Check back and thin after several months if planting in a small area.
A fast-growing tree with a shrubby form that reaches 10-25 feet in height. Produces edible fruit which is excellent for making jam, jelly and pies. Great ornamental value, as it blooms in mid spring with fragrant showy white flowers that attract various pollinators including Red-spotted Purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) and many moths and birds including Baltimore Orioles. Juglone tolerant and can be used in large rain gardens and for erosion control.
Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)
*Please note that although wild plum fruit is edible, the leaves and plum stones are toxic and should not be consumed.
**The trees can be thorny. This varies considerably between individuals, but most do have short sharp spurs.
***We would recommend purchasing more that one tree for best fruit crop production.