Prunus americana
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 15-25 feet; 4.5-7.5 metres Spread: 15-25 feet; 4.5-7.5 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Dry to medium Wildlife: Highly important as wildlife cover and food. The thorny, suckering growth forms a thicket valuable for bird nesting. Bloom Colour: White Tolerates: Drought; dry soil Culture: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Remove suckers to prevent unwanted spread. Noteworthy Characteristics: American plum is a small, deciduous, single trunk tree or multi-stemmed shrub with a broad, spreading crown. As a shrub, it suckers freely and can form large colonies. Clusters of white flowers appear before the foliage. Flowers are followed by edible, round, red plums with bright yellow pulp which ripen in early summer. Leaves turn yellow to red in autumn. Garden Uses: Specimen, shrub border, hedgerow or screen