American Plum

American Plum

Prunus americana

The American Plum is a fast grower and will grow as a small tree or large shrub. When suckers are not trimmed, it will form a large, dense shrub. White spring flowers give way to August/September fruit and are often used in jellies, preserves, or eaten raw.

Zones 3 to 8
Soil Type Clay, Loamy & Sandy soils
Mature Height & Width 15-25′ Height and 10′ spread from parent plant
Growth Rate Fast – 12-24″ per on average
Site Selection Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Drier soils to wetter areas