Prunus americana (American Plum) is a native shrub of the woodland/savanna edge, open woodlands, and prairies. This species has beautiful white flowers in the spring, which produce fruit that been-been know to be used in preserves and wine. Fall color is a deep red. It is beautiful, but be careful on small landscapes as it produces thorny thickets and can easily overtake a garden. In larger properties, it can provide a naturalized look and food for wildlife among some of its benefits.
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