Native, wild type plum. The American plum is a small, deciduous, single-trunk tree or multi-stemmed shrub which occurs in rocky or sandy soils in woodlands, pastures, abandoned farms, streams and hedgerows. As a tree, it typically grows to 10-20' tall with a broad, spreading crown. As a shrub, it suckers freely and can form large colonies. It is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Remove suckers to prevent unwanted spread or to train into a small tree. It is fairly adaptable tough plant. The plums are eaten fresh and used in jellies and preserves, and are also consumed by many kinds of birds. 2-3 foot B-R seedlings.
***Favored to adapt well to climate change***