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Prunus americana

Also called Wild Plum


More About Prunus americana

  • Upright, broad, spreading crown
  • Clusters of white flowers
  • Flowers are followed by small, edible, round, red plums
  • Green summer foliage turns yellow and then to red in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

2

Height:

6-8 m

Spread:

4-5 m

Colour:

White
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American Plum Growing and Maintenance Tips

While the fruit is edible, the quality is somewhat poor. This plant has more value as an ornamental tree, and for attracting birds.


Prunus americana Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Edible
Edible
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Upright
Rounded

Foliage Color

Red
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Prunus americana

Viburnum lentago

Viburnum lentago

Nannyberry

Prunus serotina

Prunus serotina

Black Cherry

Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud

Prunus virginiana

Prunus virginiana

Common Chokecherry