The Chickasaw Plum tree is considered a small tree or multiple stemmed shrub. It is deciduous and can occur naturally throughout areas that are undisturbed. Early in the season small five petaled white flowers emerge before its beautiful green foliage appears. These flowers give way to small delicious yellow to red plums that are tart in flavor similar to cherries, perfect for jellies or just eaten raw. Native Americans often used the fruit from these trees as a dried staple for the winter season. The Chickasaw Plum tree has striking reddish branches with vivid green toothy leaves that grow to between one and three inches. Its ornamental beauty also makes it a wonderful addition to a garden or landscape.
Climate Zone: 5 to 9
Mature Height: 15 to 25 feet
Mature Width: 15 to 25 feet
Sunlight: full to partial sun
Soil Conditions: drought tolerant and widely adaptable
Botanical Name: Prunus angustifolia