Wild Plum Tree

Wild Plum Tree

Wild Plum Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Prunus americana
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun; range of soil types
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Often grown as a shrub but can be grown as a tree; thicket forming; spreading branches; broad crown; thorn like side branches
Height:   12 to 20'
Weight:   Leaf
Leaf:   2 to 4" leaves
Flower/Fruit:   White, fragrant flowers in early spring; rounded 1" red or yellow fruit in mid summer
Comments:    Native; thrives with neglect
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Fairlane