Beach Plum

Prunus maritima

Item 405475


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs occasional watering; supplement in dry hot spells.

Clusters of small white flowers burst forth in spring, followed by small, purplish blue fruit that ripens in late summer. A United States' native found along the Atlantic Coast, thriving with near neglect. Tolerant of coastal salt spray and saline soils. Fruit is popular for jams, jellies and pies. Attractive fall foliage extends seasonal color. Deciduous.

Medium shot :: Credit: Maria Ermolova- iStock/Getty Full shot - bloom :: Credit: Millette Photomedia

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Prunus maritima
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Alkaline Soil
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Rustic

Thrives in loose, fast draining soils laden with sand or gravel. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce watering frequency once established. Prune to shape and remove dead or damaged branches, and fertilize in late winter before blooms emerge.

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