Prunus angustifolia

Chickasaw Plum

Tips for Homeowners:

If you do not want the plant to spread, remove the new offshoots (suckers) as they appear.

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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

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.

Height: 4-20 ft
Spread: 4-20 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: White

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
  • Native
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Fall Color
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water