Plum, American (bundle of 5)

Plum, American (bundle of 5)

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The wild plum is a native tall shrub to small tree which is thorny, winter-hardy, and thicket-forming. Edible fruit used to make preserves and jellies.

Crown height: 8 to 10 feet
Crown Width: 8 to 10 feet

Cold Hardiness: USDA Zone 3
Water: Fair to good drought tolerance
Light: Full sun to partial shade

Uses:
Conservation/Windbreaks: Medium to tall shrub for farmstead windbreaks, highway and riparian plantings.

Wildlife: Important to songbirds and animals for nesting, loafing, and bedding area. Fruit is not preferred food for songbirds and game birds. Twigs and foliage browsed by deer.

Agroforestry Products:
Food: Fruit eaten fresh and processed as preserves and jellies:
Medicinal: Used by Native Americans to treat skin abrasions.

Pests: Common diseases include stem decay, branch cankers, black knot, and plum pockets. Extracts of leaves and flowers are toxic to various pests.

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