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Mongolian Cherry vs Canada Plum & American Plum

Prunus fruticosa

Prunus nigra and americana

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Mongolian Cherry
Canada Plum & American Plum

Mongolian Cherry is a hardy shrub that is often grown as an ornamental. This plant makes an attractive flowering hedgerow that requires little maintenance. The dark red cherries are tart and desirable for baking, wine-making, and canning. This shrub is popular with wildlife.

Canada and American Plum are almost identical in appearance and growth needs. These plants are short and stout fruit trees native to North America.

This hardy ornamental is excellent for both city dwellings as well as rural areas. During the spring, the white and pink blossoms are long lasting. The tasty fruit is suitable for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

Both are commonly used as rootstock and as pollinators for other plum varieties. These trees are not widely distributed and pure seed can be hard to come by.

MONGOLIAN CHERRY QUICK FACTS

CANADA PLUM & AMERICAN PLUM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: attractive yellow, gold
Flowers: clusters of white flowers
Flowers: white
Bark: grey and scaly with age
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: dwarf cherry, european dwarf cherry, steppe cherry
Other Names: american plum, black plum, canada plum, horse plum, wild plum


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no