American Plum Tree

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Scientific Name:
Prunus americana
USDA Hardiness Zone:
3-8
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Product Overview

The Small Wild Plum

Why American Plum?

The American plum, Prunus americana, though typically a multi-stemmed shrub, can grow into a small tree and reach up to 20” tall. The tree blooms white fragrant flowers in the early spring and red-colored plums that grow over the summer, which can be used in jams and jellies. The tree is the perfect way to welcome summer with opening arms and enhance the beauty of your backyard.

 

The fruits are edible and used in making jams, jellies, preserves, and even wine. Despite the sour outer skins, the plums taste sweet and tart when eaten fresh and can also be pitted and dried like prunes to make Kershaw (fruit leather).

 

Prunus americana grows on the edges of woodlands and prairies and prefers an acidic, well-drained loamy soil. It grows well in full sun or partial shade and doesn’t require much upkeep.

 

The wild plum tree is easy to transplant and can be grown from seeds. The plant has fruit every year that ripens from August to September, while flowering occurs in April and May.  

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  • 5
    AMERICAN PLUM

    Posted by Kate on 07/06/22

    Very healthy root system! The tree is a bit smaller than I expected but the roots are more developed than larger plum trees purchased from other tree stores.

  • 5
    Wild Plum Tree

    Posted by Darin Dillon on 05/11/22

    Yes! I love the trees ordered plus received. I am eager to get them planted and soon see very edible fruit for eating. Thanks to all at the Tree Store for your expedience, professionalism and such wonderful products!

  • 4
    Wild plum

    Posted by Bill on 05/01/19

    Time will tell, followed the planting instructions and now waiting. I did order 2 but only recieved one but you gave me a tree so I guess it worked out ok.

  • 4
    Wild plum

    Posted by Bill on 05/01/19

    Time will tell, followed the planting instructions and now waiting. I did order 2 but only recieved one but you gave me a tree so I guess it worked out ok.

  • 5
    ready to plant

    Posted by Rex on 09/02/17

    got my 2 trees in a box from USPS planted and started growing