Wild Plum (Prunus americana)
American plum is a small, understory tree with fragrant, white flowers occurring before the leaves in spring. The fruit that follows ripens to a shiny, bright red in August or September. The plums are eaten fresh and used in jellies and preserves, and are also consumed by many kinds of birds.
Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Shade
Height: up to 35' tall
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Uses: Erosion control, fall color, Butterflies, Bees, Edible, Wildlife
USDA Plant Profile