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American Plum (Prunus americana)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: White

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Pollinator friendly, Walnut tolerant

Height: 14 m (45 ft)

  

Growing 7 meters tall American plum forms a rounded mass of slender, thorny branches sprouting from a short trunk. In spring, before the 1- to 2-inch-long leaves appear, American plum is covered with small, white, fragrant flowers that make the trees quite decorative in the presence of other trees, which are often still dormant. The half-inch-diameter fruits that follow are red, ripening to yellow, and are extremely popular with wildlife and people. The plums are either eaten fresh or used to make a delicious jelly.

  
  

For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website

  

4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com

 

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