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Wild Plum in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus Americana

 

Wild Plum

The American (wild) plum is used for both ornamental and culinary purposes. The sour and sweet fruit is eaten fresh and is made into jellies, jam and wine. Wild Plum tree will survive in all different types of soils. In spring it sports beautiful white blossom. It reaches a mature height of 9m.

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plant Features
  • Wild Plum likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Wild Plum likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Wild Plum is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Wild Plum likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Wild Plum

Latin name

Prunus Americana

type

Tree

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Wild Plum likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Wild Plum is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Wild Plum likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Wild Plum likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Wild Plum is 5.00meters x 9.00meters 5.00 M 9.00 M

Prunus Americana

The American (wild) plum is used for both ornamental and culinary purposes. The sour and sweet fruit is eaten fresh and is made into jellies, jam and wine. Wild Plum tree will survive in all different types of soils. In spring it sports beautiful white blossom. It reaches a mature height of 9m.


Propagation

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Slice a section of the twig which has a leaf attached, place the cutting into a pot of sand and compost, leaving the leaf exposed, keep moist.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

White flowers are followed by edible fruits.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

The best time to plant this tree is in early spring as there should no longer be any frost. Around this time the soil should be warming up. Dig in plenty of compost and water well in.

 
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