Wild Plum


Prunus americana

  • Part Shade to Full SunPart Shade to Full Sun
  • Medium
  • Sand Loam, Loam

Available for order in summer 2024

Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Please 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.

This is a fast-growing tree with a shrubby form that reaches 10-25 feet in height. It produces edible fruit which is excellent for making jam, jelly, and pies. It has great ornamental value, as it blooms in mid-spring with fragrant, showy, white flowers that attract various pollinators including the 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.

*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 than one tree for best fruit crop production.

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 25 feet

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