- Seedling Size: 6-12″
- Seedling Age: 1-0
- Mature Height: 15 – 25 feet
- Mature Width: 12 – 20 feet
- Soil Type: Well-drained, Drought Tolerant
- Moisture: Moderate, Moist
- Sun: Full Sun
- Growth Rate: Medium
Key Characteristics of American Plum
- Flowers appear in clusters in early spring.
- Initially smooth and gray, the bark later turns rougher with ridges and curling strips.
- Leaves are alternate and finely serrated.
- Fruits are large and edible, attracting a variety of birds.
Visitors Attracted to American Plum
Help Control Invasives!
American plum makes a great alternative to Amur maple (Acer ginnala), an invasive plant still occasionally planted in landscapes. Amur maple, a prolific seed producer, displaces native shrubs and understory trees in open woods, and shades out native grasses and herbaceous plants in savanna habitat.