~ ~ ~ WE OFFER BOTH PKT. & BULK SIZES ~ ~ ~ ......Beach Plum Shrub, Prunus maritima, Seeds Hardy, Fast Growth, Showy Spring Flowers, Edible Fruit, Wildlife Food/Shelter, Salt, Wind and Drought Tolerant, Adaptable Beach Plum is a fruiting shrub native to coastal dunes of the Northeastern United States. It is a dense and rounded deciduous shrub, growing to 6 feet tall or more. Single or double white flowers bloom in mid-spring, maturing to edible 1 inch purple fruit in late summer. Although typically found growing naturally in poor sandy soils, the plants thrive in well-drained fertile soils with a pH of 6-6.5. This plant is abundant in the Cape Cod, Massachusetts area and is very salt tolerant. Since colonial times, people have collected wild fruit to make preserves and jelly. Today, native stands still support a cottage beach plum product industry in the Northeast. In early summer, hardy gourmets head to the shore to collect the wild beach plums growing in the dunes. An ornamental plant as well, beach plums are now the talk of the town, prized for their many uses in fashionable desserts. The fruit of choice for gourmet jellies and jams. Eaten direct from the plant, they are tart, but ripen to a very sweet flavor. Other Names: Prunus acuminata Zone: 3 to 7 Growth Rate: Fast Plant Type: Deciduous fruiting shrub Family: Rosaceae Native Range: Northeastern United States Height: 4 to 8 feet Spread: 4 to 8 feet Shape: Rounded Bloom Time: May Bloom Color: White Flower/Fruit: 1/2" white flowers followed by edible 1" purple fruit. Sun: Full Sun Drought Tolerance: Moderate to High Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Prefers a well-drained soil, adaptable to most soils, salt tolerant. Culture: Prune after flowering in spring. Easily transplanted. Uses: Specimen, patio plant, small groupings, for flowering effect, for edible fruit, foundation plant
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