Prunus angustifolia Marsh. Chickasaw plum, Sandhill plum. Rosaceae (Rose Family). USDA Symbol: PRAN3. USDA Native Status: Native to U.S. A twiggy, thicket-forming tree, 15-30 ft. tall, with fragrant white flowers in flat-topped clusters and yellow fruit ripening to red in August or September. Short, crooked trunk and flat-topped crown.
Reddish branches are covered with thorn-like side branches. Pale-yellow fall foliage. Thicket-forming shrub or sometimes a small tree, with slender, spreading branches, small white flowers, and red plums. Cultivated by the Chickasaw Indians and other indigenous peoples before the arrival of Europeans.
This plum is eaten fresh and made into jellies and preserves. Improved varieties are grown in the Southeast. PLANT CHARACTERISTICS: Duration: Perennial . Habit: Tree. Leaf Retention: Evergreen . Size Class: 12-36 ft. Fruit Type: Pome . Size Notes: Normally around 12 feet tall . Leaf Color: Green . Autumn Foliage: yes. Flower Size: 8-9 mm wide. Fruit Length: up to 25 mm long . Fruit Color: Red