Height: 15-25 feet
Bloom time: March, white
Attracts: songbirds, bees, small mammals
Prefers partial to full sun.
Fun fact: ☺ Some Native American tribes scraped and boiled the bark from the roots of the wild plum and applied it to cuts.
American Red Plum
As a single-trunk tree or multi-stemmed shrub, American Plum makes a great natural screen. It grows round, reddish fruit that can be eaten fresh or made into jams and baked goods.
Clusters of white spring flowers appear before the first foliage.
Its branches and twigs are sometimes thorny, and the tree is great for erosion control because its roots hold the soil.