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Audubon Native Chickasaw Plum and native birds
Native Chickasaw Plum
Native Regions map for Chickasaw Plum
Northern Mockingbird
Chipping Sparrow
White-Eyed Vireo
Gray Catbird
Audubon Native Chickasaw Plum and native birds
Native Chickasaw Plum
Native Regions map for Chickasaw Plum
Northern Mockingbird
Chipping Sparrow
White-Eyed Vireo
Gray Catbird

FEATURES:

  • May Benefit & Attract: Thrashers and mockingbirds, sparrows, vireos, and buntings
  • 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

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 15-20' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-20' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart

Audubon® Chickasaw Plum

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Prunus angustifolia

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Why plant Audubon® Chickasaw Plum?

The key to attracting lots of birds to your garden is not simply having food for them to eat, but also providing places for them to live, roost, and escape from predators. Chickasaw Plum gives backyard birds prime nesting habitat with its dense, twiggy, somewhat thorny stems. It makes a space where birds such as Brown Thrashers, mockingbirds, field sparrows, vireos, and Painted Buntings can feel secure. Meals are provided, too, in the form of small, sweet-tart fruit and caterpillars. Many species of moths and butterflies use Plum Trees as host plants, and their offspring make top-notch bird food.

Chickasaw Plum is similar to the Wild, or American, Plum, but with a more southerly distribution. This species is found from Delaware to Florida and west to Arkansas and Texas. The Chickasaw people once made the fruit a part of their diet; hence, the name. The little half-inch plums are usually quite tart until they are completely ripe. Today the tree primarily serves wildlife. Besides feeding birds and caterpillars, Chickasaw Plum also serves pollinators. The frosty white flowers open early—in March in much of its range—and they offer nourishment to bees when not many other plants are blooming.

How to use Audubon® Chickasaw Plum in the landscape?

If they can escape the birds, some of the caterpillars that feed on Chickasaw Plum become gorgeous adults. These include the Promethea, Io, Imperial, Polyphemus, and Cecropia moth, and the Tiger Swallowtail and Red-Spotted purple butterfly. The funny Hummingbird moth, which looks and acts like a miniature hummingbird, also uses Plum as a host plant.

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.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

How To Plant Audubon® Chickasaw Plum

Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw 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.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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