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Chickasaw Plum (Prunus angustifolia)

Nativ Nurseries
RMChikplum
Fruit Tree
$7.99
  If you grew up in the Southeast quarter of the US (Kansas to Virginia and south), this is likely the species of plum your grandmother used to make the finest jelly. This is also our favorite plum to plant to create habitat and food for upland wildlife and pollinators....
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If you grew up in the Southeast quarter of the US (Kansas to Virginia and south), this is likely the species of plum your grandmother used to make the finest jelly. This is also our favorite plum to plant to create habitat and food for upland wildlife and pollinators. Chickasaw plums will grow just about anywhere you have good drainage and plenty of sun. Because of fire suppression (they love fire) and former fields turning into forests, you don’t see as many of these guys around anymore. They can still be found if you look hard enough around old house sites and along fence rows and roadways.

Their beautiful, white blooms are among the first to show their faces in the spring, making them an important nectar and pollen source for bees. The following crop of quarter sized, and yellow to orange-red fruits ripen in June and July, and are great for eating out of hand or preserving into all sorts of goodies.

The cover for wildlife they provide is second to none. Due to their “suckering” habit of spreading clonally by their roots, they quickly fill in to become an impenetrable hedge or clump of protection for species such as quail and rabbits, or nesting hen turkeys. This is the quail enthusiast’s species of choice for creating mosaics and connectivity across large fields and pastures. They also begin fruiting at a very young age (2-4)!!

 

Zone: 5 - 9
Soil pH: 4.5 - 7.5
Wildlife Value: Excellent
Site Preference: Full Sun
Fruit maturity Date: Summer
Fruit: Fruit eaten by deer, bear, raccoon, squirrel and many birds.

 

Zone 5-9

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Jeremy Fuller
Chickasaw

Trees were ok.Was hoping they would be big enough to graft on.They were like an 1/8" thick at base

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WILLIAM STORM
chicksaw or mexican plum

Bought 3 chicksaw several years ago. Very happy with their size and root mass when received. However 1 died, the other 2 are doing great. they appear however to be 2 different type of tree. I believe I have 1 each chicksaw and mexican . While I like the idea of the chicksaw supposed to sucker sprout to create a patch I'm happy to have been introduced to the mexican plum. Deer seem to love both equally. my 1st year of fruit can't wait to see drop times and future fruit production.

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Jessica Crawford
Love this company and their products!

Couldn’t have been happier to receive our shipment of Chickasaw Plum trees. They were in excellent condition and came promptly with tracking and easy to follow instructions. The staff and products at Nativ Nurseries are all top notch.

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LINDA MCCAUGHEY
OUTSTANDING!

Plants arrived well packed and in excellent condition. All now in the ground and doing well. Thanks!

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Chris Hegg
Plum zone 7

This plum seemed to be growing even when I'm planting it! The Nixican Plum is staggering a bit with unseasonal freezing nights and colder days after planting, but not this guy!!!

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Chickasaw Plum (Prunus angustifolia)
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