American Plum - Prunus americana from Ancient Roots Native Nursery

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Prunus americana

American Plum
3 Gallon Pot - $30.00
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Blooms in March

  • »  Clusters of white spring flowers
  • »  Important host plant
  • »  Excellent fall color

Outstanding white spring blooms are always a welcomed sight after a long winter. It is an easy to grow beautiful native tree that is highly beneficial to wildlife. The white fragrant blooms develop and open before the foliage creating a white cloud like effect that pollinators enjoy. They are a great replacement for the invasive Bradford Pear considering they bloom at the same time, are more structurally sound and host 344 butterflies and moths (NWF). The plums that develop later are edible and can be used in jams and jellies. Fall colors are golden yellow to Burgundy reds creating seasonal interest. Once established they are drought tolerant. American plum is juglone tolerant. Black Walnut is known to emit a toxin called Juglone that inhibits some plants from growing,

15 - 25 ft
15 - 25 ft
Trees and Shrubs
Attracts ButterfliesAttracts PollinatorsAttracts SongbirdsDrought TolerantEdibleGreat Foliage