Prunus maritima / Beach Plum


A delicious wild plum native to the sandy soils of the northeastern coastal plain. Versatile in gardens. Multi-stemmed shrub. Ornamental blooms.

Host plant powerhouse! Beach Plum (and Chokecherry) host at least four butterflies and dozens of moths. Butterflies include Coral Hairstreak, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Red Spotted Purple, and Striped Hairstreak.

A minimum of two plants are recommended for cross-pollination and fruiting.

Height: 3′ – 6′      Blooms: May

Habitat: Mesic to dry soil, sun






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