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Wild Plum

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Prunus americana

Flower Description:

Small, white, five petaled flowers occur singly or in clusters. Round fruits are about 1 ” around. Both sour and sweet, the fruit can be eaten fresh or made into preserves and wine. Birds also eat the fruit.

Season BloomSpring
HabitatA large suckering shrub or small tree with thorny branches. It prefers full sun and is good on open hillside or along stream banks for erosion control.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are alternate and oval shaped, 2-4 " long. Upper surface is dark green, while the underside is smooth and pale.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Sun