Plum (Prunus spp.)

Exposure

Full sun. Zones 2-6.

Soil

Well-drained garden soil.

Growth Habits

'American Plum' (Prunus americana) – Native plum seedlings growing to 12’.

Need two seedlings for cross pollination.

Landscape Uses

Use plums as a home orchard tree or as a small, spreading tree in mixed shrub borders.

Usefulness

American plum - A tea made from the scraped inner bark is used as a wash to treat various skin problems and as a mouth wash to treat sores. A poultice of the inner bark is disinfectant and is used as a treatment on cuts and wounds.

Bounty plum - The leaves create a green dye and the inner bark can be used as an astringent color fixative when dyeing with other plants

Available Varieties

American plum (Prunus americana) – Native plum seedlings growing to 12’. Fruit is succulent and juicy but has a tough skin. It is best cooked. A tea made from the scraped inner bark is used as a wash to treat various skin problems and as a mouth wash to treat sores. A poultice of the inner bark is disinfectant and is used as a treatment on cuts and wounds. (Out of stock until fall 2013.)

Pricing Information

$32 / 3 gallon, $39 / 5 gallon

 

Inventory

3 gal: 12