Prunus americana - American Plum

American Plum

Prunus americana

Also called Wild Plum

  • 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

ZONE:
2

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
6-8 m

SPREAD:
4-5 m

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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.

Additional Notes about American Plum:


Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
Fruit
FLOWERING TIME:
Early Spring
HABIT:
Rounded
Upright
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
Yellow
Red
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Naturalizing