- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Mature Height: 15-25' tall
- Mature Width: 15-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 15-25' apart
- May Benefit & Attract: Grouse, blue jays, quail, mockingbirds, vireos, thrashers, cardinals, Mourning Doves, and sparrows
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
- This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: LA, SC
Why the Audubon® American Plum Treeling?
Mark the arrival of spring with a blizzard of snow-white Plum blossoms! This spritely native fruit tree will light up your landscape each year. More than just a pretty picture, though, Wild Plum is a boon to wildlife. The flowers provide nectar and pollen to honey bees, bumblebees, mining bees, carpenter bees, and sweat bees, and the small, sweet-tart fruits feed grouse, jays, quail, and foxes (and you!). Best of all for birds, however, is the habitat that Wild Plum supplies. The dense, twiggy growth is ideal for low-canopy-nesting birds, such as mockingbirds, vireos, Brown Thrashers, cardinals, Mourning Doves, and sparrows.
Wild Plum, a.k.a. American Plum, brightens wild spaces over much of the United States. Its natural range extends from New Hampshire to Florida and west to Montana and Oklahoma. Left to its own devices, this small tree sends up suckers all around the parent plant and becomes a dense thicket. These shrubby oases are prime habitat for quail, who often need to take cover from hawks and other predators. The fruits are a bonus for them! Songbirds appreciate Wild Plum not only for the nesting habitat it affords, but also for the caterpillars it supplies. These insects make choice baby food for their chicks.
How to use in the landscape?
Another creature that appreciates Wild Plum is the incredible Cecropia moth, which lays its eggs on the leaves. With a wingspan of up to seven inches, it is North America’s largest moth species. To see one is an unforgettable experience!
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 15-25' tall
Mature Width: 15-25' wide
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Spacing: 15-25' apart
How To Plant
Wild Plum is not difficult to grow, and with a little bit of care, it will grow very quickly indeed. Give it as much sun as you can; it will also tolerate light shade. Good drainage is crucial with Plum Trees—be careful not to plant them too deep and never site them in a spot that stays constantly wet. Your tree will need regular water during the first year or two of establishment, but it will be fairly drought tolerant after that. If you’d like to maintain your Wild Plum as a single-stemmed tree, be sure to remove (pull or prune) suckers when they appear.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8