Prunus americana

wild plum


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 30 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      purple
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Specimen tree. Blooms in spring.
Propagation: Better specimens are grown from cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Circum-neutral to calcareous


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds, squirrels, and other animals eat the fruit. Pollinated by bees.
Native Habitats: Woodlands.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Ethnobotany: Edible.