Plum Trees - Chickasaw #5 Pot

Chickasaw plum is a North American native shrub or small tree that makes an attractive wildlife-friendly addition to any yard. Each spring, Chickasaw plum trees are covered with clusters of tiny, fragrant, white flowers, usually showcasing their beauty while other trees are still dormant. The flowers bloom on the previous year’s wood and are especially dramatic since they appear before the trees puts out new leaves.

Then the small fruits appear, turning from red to yellow as they ripen. The tart plums can be eaten fresh or turned into tasty jelly, and they’re also enjoyed by wildlife. Fruit is generally a half-inch in diameter.

Chickasaw plums form a rounded mass of slender, thorny branches around a short trunk. It is grown as a single leader tree or as a multi-stemmed shrub. They can grow up to 25 feet tall, but are more often found in the 6 to 12 foot range. They are very easily grown and have no special cultural requirements. It tolerates drought, sandy or clay soil but does poorly in alkaline pH. It makes a nice addition to the shrub border in the back yard and is well suited for planting around the patio or deck although it does not form a neat crown and looks a little unkempt during the winter. USDA Hardiness Zones: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.