Indian Plum


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Oemleria cerasiformis

Size/Zone: BR 12 – 24″

Sun: Prefers full sun, can tolerate sun or some shade

Soil Conditions: Dry to moist soil

Special Uses:  Supports pollinators, birds, hummingbirds

One of the first plants to bloom (Jan or Feb).  White flowers yield small purple edible plums.  Highly sought by birds.

Habitat Notes: Prefers moist, but well drained sites along streambanks.  Will grow in sun or shade. Plant in understory of mature forest or in open field and it should fare well unless it gets too dry. Suckering habit.

ID Notes:  Upright, multi-stemmed. Drooping, white flower clusters will open in early spring before leaves open. Leaves are oblong and soft. Produces cherry like fruit which starts out orange and turns reddish-purple. Can be considered a small tree.


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Height at 20 yrs. 12 ft. Deer Browse Low
Mature Height  12 ft. Wildlife Value   High
Growth Rate Rapid Timber Value   N/A
Lifespan Long Resprout Ability  Yes
Moisture Use Moderate Hardiness  High
Drought Tolerance Low-Moderate  
Sun Tolerance High

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Photo Credits: The Wild Garden,