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*Disclaimer* All orders submitted after April, 20 (4/20/2021) will be fulfilled as a Fall 2021 shipment.
We will contact you in the event we are able to fulfill your order in Spring 2021.
Fall orders are shipped by USDA Plant zones.
Plant Zones 6: late September
Plant Zones 7-8: October–November
Plant Zones 8-9: November– early December
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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 a natural beauty for your enjoyment. This tree produces one of the first fruit in summer which attracts wildlife from the local habitat.
Deer, turkey, song birds, rabbits and many other species thrive in the environment created by American plum.
|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.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 12 – 24 inches
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