American Plum Tree

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Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 3-8
November Through April
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American Plum Tree Description

American Plum Tree -Prunus americana

The American plum tree, Prunus Americana, is native to North America with a reach from Canada to the Southern United States. This tree has smaller fruit than the similar Canada plum. This large shrub or small tree bears bright red fruit that is edible and ornamental. The fruit can be processed into several products, or the sweet and sour fruit can be eaten right off the tree. The wild plum can grow over fifteen feet and adapt to different soils but does not do well in fine-textured land.

American Plum Tree has several stems per plant, and these branches contain thorns

This tree can withstand cold temperatures but is intolerant of environmental issues like drought and shade as it has widespread shallow roots. It proliferates in spring through summer, blooming in the middle to late spring. Its leaves are oval-shaped with a dark green upper portion and a smooth, pastel bottom. These leaves alternate and grow between two and four inches. The flowers, which are white and contain five petals, can be singular or grouped in clusters. When these flowers become fruit, they are usually around one inch in diameter.

 The decorative flowers make the wild plum a popular choice for landscaping homes in the spring. In the winter, the tree’s branches create a scenic display. Functionally the tree can be used as a windbreak, and its root structure allows it to steady banks by streams. While it struggles in drought, the tree will tolerate numerous days of excess water. Wildlife such as deer and birds consume the fruit, twigs, and leaves. Traditionally, Native American tribes like the Cheyenne and Navajo planted and cultivated numerous trees, eating the fruit and using the branches and roots for ceremonial purposes. This tree will be a tremendous ornamental or functional addition to any landscape.

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships November through April

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