Wild plum (Prunus americana)

These delicious plums can be eaten straight from the tree or used in jams and deserts.  They are also enjoyed by many kinds of songbirds and wildlife.  Wild plum also serves as a host plant to various butterfly species, including coral hairstreak, eastern tiger swallowtail, spring azure, and viceroy.

In addition to providing fruit for personal use and wildlife. the masses of white flowers that adorn the tree in the tree also make it an attractive in landscaping and are adored by many pollinators.

Additional information

Special Features

Edible, Host Plants


Full, Partial


Average, Wet



Bloom Color


Bloom Time

April, May

Native Plant Category

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines