Naturalize in woodland areas as a hedge or screen, in shrub borders or for erosion control on slopes. Will grow best in eastern and central Kansas.
Tips for Homeowners:
If you do not want the plant to spread, remove the new offshoots (suckers) as they appear.
Rate this Plant:
A native shrub or tree that is tough and durable in adverse situations with showy spring flowers and edible fruit.
- Flowering tree, either single stem or multi-stemmed
- Showy, fragrant, white flowers
- Red to yellow fruit can be used for preserves or jelly
Interesting Notes about Chickasaw Plum:
This native, wild plum is a fairly fast grower at about 2' per year and will grow is just about any well-drained soil. It does not like areas that stay wet, but can be used for naturalizing and wildlife areas even in drought conditions. Suckering (spreading) can be a problem as it grows naturally into thickets.
Characteristics & Attributes
- Attractive fruit
- Spring Bloomer
- Fall Color
- Great Foliage
- Low Maintenance
- Full Sun
- Attracts Butterflies
- Rabbit Resistant
- Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering):
Season of Interest (Foliage):
- Average Water