American Plum, Wild Plum, Common Wild Plum Prunus americana - Prunus lanata

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Botanical Name:

Prunus americana

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Prunus

Species:

americana

Common Name:

American Plum, Wild Plum, Common Wild Plum

Height:
10-15 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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  • Prunus americana

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The American plum grows as a large shrub or small tree, reaching up to 15 feet (4.6 m).
* The American plum is used for both ornamental and culinary purposes.
* The white flowers are decorative in spring and its short, single leader makes it a popular residential landscape tree.
* Farms use medium to tall shrubs or trees for windbreaks, and highway or riverside plantings.
* Its high density of growth effectively reduces the wind velocity near the ground.
* Development of suckers from the root system makes American plum effective in stabilizing stream banks and gullies.
* Many birds and animals eat the fruit, and both white-tailed deer and mule deer feed on twigs and leaves. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov