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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 120 days
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Looking for a stunning ornamental plant that boasts beautiful white flowers and tart red fruit? Look no further than the Chickasaw plum! Originally cultivated by Native Americans, this tree can grow up to 20 feet tall and wide, with scaly black bark and thorn-like branches. It blooms early in the spring, before many other plants, making it a popular choice for horticulture. Birds and mammals love the tasty fruit, which can also be made into preserves and desserts. Want to really impress your guests? Try growing a Chickasaw plum bonsai. With its delicate leaves and thin branches, it's the perfect choice!