American plum or wild plum (Prunus americana)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
American plum or wild plum
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American plum or wild plum (Prunus americana)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
12 to 18 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, low growing form; 12-18’ tall; 10-15’ wide; fast grower; rough, dark bark; fragrant, white flowers in early spring; large; 1" yellow to red, edible fruit in summer that attracts wildlife; orange to yellow fall color; suckers profusely and forms large thickets; fruits can be used in jellies; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; needs well-drained soil; drought tolerant; susceptible to a number of insects and diseases especially black knot and eastern tent caterpillar; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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