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Beach Plum

Beach Plum
Native East Coast Species- Highly Productive

Native to sandy areas on the eastern seaboard from Virginia to Maine. Fruit can be eaten fresh and makes a great jam. Beautiful white flowers, compact growing and extremely productive. Can be pruned to attain a small tree to 6 feet or used for an informal hedge up to 10 feet wide. High in vitamin A; about 1000 IU in a cup and cholesterol-lowering pectin. The last Prunus species to flower missing frosts so there is always a crop. Can grow in pure sand or your average loam soil. Plant two for pollination and best fruit set.


Plant Specs

Genus & Species:

Prunus maritima

Seed Source:

Michigan

Hardiness:

-35 F

Height (ft):

10

Width (ft):

10

Pollination Requirements:

Any two plants will cross pollinate.They can be the same type or different. Doesn't matter.

Soil:

Sand to loam. You don't need sand to grow and fruit it.

Climate:

Zone 3-8. Once established very drought tolerant. High humidity in July or August during ripening can be tricky.

Ease of Cultivation:

Anyone can grow it. Full sun, Low fertility soils ideal. Rarely has insects or disease issues. Tap rooted so give it time to reestablish.



Product Sku# Price Quantity
Field Grown, 6-12" BEPL_6-12 $7.75 Qty:

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