One of the first plants to bloom in the spring, Indian Plum produces racemes of attractive, almond scented, white flowers, which are followed by clusters of small, sweet, raisin-size fruit. A popular fruit among several Native American tribes, Indian Plum was eaten fresh, cooked, and dried. Indian Plum is also a good plant for birds and grows to be a shrub or small tree, 8 to 12 ft. in height. Our Indian Plums are grown from seed and may be either male or female plants.
Latin Name: Oemleria cerasiformis
Site and Soil: This tree likes 1/2 day to full sun (partial shade in hot climates) and most soils.
Pollination Requirements: This tree requires a male and female plant to set fruit.
Hardiness: This tree is hardy to minus 10º F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: Late summer
Yield: 2-3 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: This tree is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 4-9, 14-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed