Wild Plum (Prunus americana)

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Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Rosaceae

Height:15-25 feet

Spread: 15-25 feet

Native Range: Eastern and Central North america, statewide in Missouri

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: average, well-drained 

Water: dry to medium

Sunlight needs: full sun to part shade

Tolerates: drought, dry soil

Landscape use: flowering tree, specimen, shrub border, hedgerow or screen

Brief Description: Very easily grown single-stem tree or multi-stemmed shrub, adapts to a variety of conditions, attractive fragrant flowers, edible fruits (though not always palatable), suckers freely forming thickets. Branches are an attractive dark reddish-brown and sometimes have thorny lateral branchlets.

Wildlife Benefits: Birds and wildlife eat fruits

Possible Problems: Plum curculio and brown rot can affect the fruit. Other potential disease problems include leaf spot, canker and black knot. Potential insect problems include aphids, scale, borers and tent caterpillars.

Stand out Features: Nicely flowering ornamental, with a bit of a “wild” nature

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Additional information

Common Name

wild plum

Scientific Name

Prunus americana

Native Range

Eastern and central North America

Zone

3 to 8

Height

15.00 to 25.00 feet

Spread

15.00 to 25.00 feet

Bloom Time

March

Bloom Description

White

Sun

Full sun to part shade

Water

Dry to medium

Maintenance

Low

Suggested Use

Flowering Tree

Flower

Showy, Fragrant

Attracts

Birds

Fruit

Showy, Edible

Tolerate

Drought, Dry Soil

Other

Thorns