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Prunus americanaPrunus americana

American wild plum

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 20-35'
Spread: 20-35'
Flowers: Apr.-May; white
Fruit: Aug.-Sept.; orange to red; fleshy
Fall color: pale yellow

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5-7
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

rocky or sandy soils along streams, woodlands, pastures, fencerows

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

*
high wildlife value

Notes

edible fruit, used for making pies and jellies



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/438.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004