Wild Plum Tree
Wild Plum Tree is a small, deciduous, fast-growing species that many gardeners use as an ornamental tree. It grows well in the full sun in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9.
The wild plum tree is a lovely, small tree that grows to an average mature height of around 20' with a 12' to 15' foot broad, well-rounded, slightly open crown. The springtime blossoms are delicate and papery white; they form in substantial clusters that give it a frosted look.
Those blossoms give birth to the delicious plum fruits, rounded in shape and ripened to purple or burgundy. They have a deliciously sweet yet tasty tart flavor that's juicy and refreshing. Gardeners who enjoy home canning use them to make mouthwatering offerings like spreads, jellies, and jams.
Why Wholesale Nursery Customers Grow the Wild Plum Tree
Here are the three top reasons why our customers choose this species:
- It works in most soil types: Prunus Americana does not care about soil quality. Although it prefers rocky or sandy soil textures, it will grow anywhere with good drainage and loosened soil. They require 1" to 2" of weekly rainfall or watering but do not like their roots to remain wet.
- Few care requirements: The wild plum tree is undemanding. You must fertilize this tree twice yearly, in the early spring and before the snow flies in the fall. If you are an organic gardener, grass clippings, leaf litter, or peat moss will meet the tree's nutritional needs.
- Versatility: The wild plum tree can be either a tree or a shrub. You can let it grow wild without pruning for a shrubby look. On the other hand, you can prune it by removing suckers to make it appear taller and grow as a tree.
Order Your Wild Plum Tree From Wholesale Nursery Today
Wholesale Nursery will send you the healthiest and best wild plum trees you will find online. Our specialty is growing native species like trees, shrubs, ferns, perennials, and mosses. We inspect every plant for vigor before we prepare it and ship it to ensure that you have an excellent experience when you shop with us--entrust us with your order today.
The wild plum I ordered arrived in good shape. Directions for planting came with it. Just a waiting game now as we wait for signs of new life.
Excellent local nursery. On the organic side, they have the majority of what you need and like.
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