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Prunus americana

Common Name(s):
Wild plum, American plum
Cultivar(s):
Fairlane
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Thicket forming; spreading branches; broad crown; thorn like side branches; native; thrives with neglect

Height:
12-20 ft.
Flower:
White, fragrant flowers in early spring; rounded 1 in. red or yellow fruit in mid summer
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
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
Exposure:
Sun; well drained soil
Fruit:
Showy white flowers in spring; fragrant; 1 in., thick-skin, red plums in summer
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
2 to 4 in. leaves

NCCES plant id: 521

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