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Ornamental Shrub with Adorable Flowers and Fruit

The Chickasaw Plum tree, Prunus angustifolia, is a deciduous multi-stemmed shrub or small tree which occurs in thickets, pastures, fields, fencerows, stream banks and disturbed areas.

Chickasaw Plum trees are sometimes seen as a small short-trunked tree growing to 25' tall.  Beautiful 5-petaled white flowers appear along the stems in March before the foliage emerges.  

The flowers are followed by small, cherry-like, edible, red to yellow plums which ripen in early to mid summer.  Although the plums may be eaten raw, they are somewhat tart and acidic, and are perhaps best used in preserves and jellies.

Native Americans regularly consumed the fruit fresh or dried it for winter.  The sweet fruit is eaten by deer, bear, fox and raccoon.

The toothed, narrow, bright green leaves (1-3" long) appear on branches and twigs that are an attractive reddish-brown and sometimes have thorny lateral branchlets.  The flowering Chickasaw Plum is a true ornamental!

* Multi-stemmed ornamental
* Colorful fruit
* White spring flowers
* Fragrant
* Drought tolerant
* Wildlife interest
* Adaptive to a variety of soils


Plant Facts

Family Prunus angustifolia
Foliage Green
Mature Height 15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 25 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 5-9
Mature Form Round Clump
Growth Rate Rapid
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color White and Pink
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Period Early Spring

Chickasaw Plum.

Rating: 4/5 based on 6 review(s)
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Impressed with what I got Review by H C M
I bought the bareroot chickasaw plum & it was delivered in a box about 7 feet tall. I was very impressed with what I got. I've had it in the ground about 2 months & it is growing like crazy. We have a wooded area behind our yard, I planted it near there so all our wildlife friends can enjoy the berries.
Wildlife interest is an understatement Review by Haddy
The spring flowers on my chickasaw plum are amazing. The wildlife around here go crazy for the fruit. Just don't plant it anywhere near anything else you don't want nearby critters to invade. It is a wildlife magnet.
pretty Review by Raven
Bought it bare root & thr first spring it went crazy with the blooms. Very pretty. The birds love the fruit.
Flowers Review by BKH
You get lots of flowers with the Chickasaw plum and a lot of fruit for wildlife also. It is easy to grow.
Wildlife plant and flowers Review by Easy one
The Chickasaw Plum is always so full of blooms and then the critters seem to line up for the berries. Always some activity around this tree.

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