American Plum


  • Can form as small tree or shrub
  • Attracts wildlife
  • Produces edible fruit
  • Good for privacy
  • Requires cross pollination
  • White flowers in spring
  • Yellow-red fruit in early summer
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 15ft-25ft
Spread: 15ft-25ft
Water Needs: Dry to Medium
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam
Growth Rate: Medium

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American Plum
Description American plum (Prunus americana), also known as wild plum, is a shrub or small tree. This native plum has showy, fragrant white flowers and red, edible fruit. American plum is thicket-forming which makes it a great windbreak. American plum provides great nesting for birds and are a host plant to many butterflies. *American plum has thorns
Height 15 – 25 ft.
Spread 15 – 25 ft.
Growth rate Medium
Sun Full sun to shade
Water use Medium
Soil Moist, rich, well-drained soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time April – June
Bloom color White
Fruit type Drupe
Edible/Inedible Edible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Fruit, good for wildlife, good for pollinators, showy flowers, windbreak
Climate Change Hardiness Unknown adaptability

Additional information


5, 10, 25, 50