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Great for windbreaks and wildlife habitat. 


Growth Form: irregular

Crown Density: open

Size: to 8 feet high to 8 foot spread

Drought Resistance: good

Cold Hardiness: excellent

Growth Rate: rapid

Life Span: moderate

Elevational Range: to 8,000 feet

Soil Conditions: good alkaline tolerance

Possible Insect Problems: pear-slug sawfly

Possible Disease Problems: fireblight, powdery mildew

Wildlife Value: excellent: hoofed browsers; nesting cover and food value

Seasonal Color: large white flowers in May

Miscellany: native; delicious edible fruit for jellies and canning; forms a thicket


From "Trees for Conservation: A Buyer's Guide" by Colorado State Forest Service



American Plum

  • All orders are final. If an item is out of stock, Morgan Conservation District will work to fulfill the item with another supplier, but no guarantees can be made. In this case, returns shall be issued to customers within 90 days of original purchase date. 

  • All orders will be picked up at Morgan Conservation District's Office at 200 West Railroad Avenue in Fort Morgan, Colorado in May 2024. More information will be emailed closer to delivery day. 

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