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Canada Plum & American Plum vs Winterberry

Prunus nigra and americana

Ilex verticillata

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Canada Plum & American Plum
Winterberry

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.

Winterberry is a small shrub that produces large quantities of bright red berries that remain on the plant through the fall and into the winter. Adding this shrub to your yard will give it a unique splash of color and attract birds, especially after the leaves drop.

Note: although the foliage is attractive on its own, you need at least one male plant near your female plants or they won't produce berries.

CANADA PLUM & AMERICAN PLUM QUICK FACTS

WINTERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: attractive yellow, gold
Fall colour: bright orange to red
Berries: bright red, stays through winter
Flowers: white
Bark: grey and scaly with age
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: american plum, black plum, canada plum, horse plum, wild plum
Other Names: black alder, canada holly, coralberry, fever bush, michigan holly, winterberry holly


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