Prunus americana ~ American Plum-ServeScape
Prunus americana ~ American Plum-ServeScape
Prunus americana ~ American Plum-ServeScape
Prunus americana ~ American Plum-ServeScape
Prunus americana ~ American Plum-ServeScape
Prunus americana ~ American Plum-ServeScape

American Plum

Prunus americana

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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC & Tallahassee, FL area ONLY, within 5-7 business days. (Click HERE to see our Delivery Area Map)
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

The American Plum, scientifically known as Prunus americana, is a small deciduous tree native to North America. Here's some information about it:

  1. Appearance: The American Plum typically grows to a height of 15-25 feet (4.5-7.5 meters) with a spread of 12-20 feet (3.5-6 meters). It has a rounded crown and a relatively short trunk. The bark is reddish-brown and develops shallow furrows as the tree ages.

  2. Foliage: The leaves of the American Plum are oval-shaped with serrated edges. They are dark green during the growing season and turn yellow or reddish-purple in the fall before dropping. The foliage provides a nice backdrop for the tree's spring flowers and summer fruits.

  3. Flowers: American Plum produces showy white flowers in early spring, usually before the leaves emerge. The flowers are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and appear in clusters. They are a valuable source of nectar for bees and other pollinators.




North America; GA Native


15' - 25'


15' - 25’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Spring, Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low Maintenance.  Plum curculio and brown rot can affect the fruit.  Potential diseases include leaf spot, canker and black knot.  Potential  pests include aphids, scale, borers and tent caterpillars.  Remove suckers to prevent unwanted spread.  

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Wildlife Garden, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Clethra, Cephalanthus, Itea

IMAGES: Photo by F. D. Richards, Wild Plum, (2) Photo set by Matt LavinPrunus americana - American plum, (2) Prunus americana - American (wild) plum (1)+(2), (3) Photo by Homer Edward PriceAmerican-plum flowers

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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