Wild American Plum
14 92 $14.00 - $92.00
Prunus americana. The American plum, is a deciduous large shrub or small tree with a broad crown, reaching heights up to 15 feet. Fruits are red to yellow, almost globular edible plums about l inch in diameter. Flowers are white, 5-petaled. The plant’s numerous stems are grayish and become scaly with age; its branches are more or less spiny with sharp-tipped twigs. Grows in prairies, woodlands, pastures, and along roadsides and riverbanks. It can be used for screening and natural barriers. The shrub is winter-hardy, but intolerant of shade and drought. Important as wildlife cover and food; the fruit is used widely for making jams and jellies. Bareroot seedlings are 18-24".