Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fruit, Proven Performer, Short or Dense Barrier, Wildlife Value
Tall shrub with edible fruit; grows well on most soils; to 8,000′ elev. Winter hardy, moderate drought tolerance and intolerant of shade, it’s a proven performer in Double El district area.
Readily sprouting from the roots, it forms dense thickets and may be used in central or outside rows of windbreaks where adequate water is available. It may also be used in single-row windbreaks.
Fruit can be preserved, good for jams/jellies and provides wildlife food value. Native plum also provides cover for small animals and nesting for a variety of birds.
Features:Scientfic Name: Prunus americana
Growth Habit: Dense
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 8
Max Width/Spread (ft): 8
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Good
Elevation Range: 8000
Wildlife Value: Excellent
Wildlife Notes: Hoofed browsers; nesting cover and food value
Seasonal Color: Spring White Flowers
Possible Insect Issues: Pear-Slug Sawfly
Possible Disease Issues: Fireblight, Powdery Mildew
Miscellany: Forms Thicket
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