American Plum

Prunus americana

$26.95

Out of stock

All orders placed will ship during our Spring 2022 season.

USDA Zone Shipment timing:
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April-early May

For more information see the Ordering & Shipping section below.


This native tree produces abundantly, flowers heavily, and creates a thicket of cover for many wildlife species. American plum attracts pollinator species by producing fragrant white flowers in early spring. These flowers add to the pollination health of local habitat, as well as create natural beauty for your enjoyment. This tree produces one of the first fruit in summer which attracts wildlife from the local habitat.

Deer, turkey, songbirds, rabbits, and many other species thrive in the environment created by the American plum.

New trees can produce fruit in 2-3 years depending on care and climate. The success of new trees is heavily dependent on the care received during and after planting.

Height 15' - 25'
Spread 10' - 20'
Tree Form Modified Leader
USDA Zone 3 - 8
Blooms February - April
Drops Fruit or Nuts June - July
Soil Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only if seasonal and well drained
Soil pH 6.0 - 7.0
Light requirements Full Sun

Spacing 30 - 40'
Pruning Light annual pruning as needed.
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.

At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. 

In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.

Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.

Size shipped: 12 – 24 inches

For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.

Find more trees
at our Nursery.

Visit our sister nursery for fruit and flowering trees.

Chestnut Hill Nursery
Alachua, FL

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