Image of the City of Regina

Plum, American

Characteristics

Height and Spread American Plums can quickly grow up to 2.5 to 3 metres in height and may have a crown width of 2.5 to 3 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Likes full sun or partially shaded sites and can withstand some drought.

Form American Plums are tall shrubs with upright branches that create a rounded form.

Flower/seeds White flowers cluster along branches and turn into fruit

Leaf American Plum leaves are smooth, green leaves that are about 5 to 10 cm long and 2 to 5 cm in width.

Bark/wood Bark is greyish green when a sapling; as the tree gets older, the bark changes to dark grey.

Fruit Red or yellowish fruit with its flesh surrounding a stone pit.

Pruning Prune to keep shape as tree suckers easily.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Stem decay, branch cankers, black knot and plum pockets.