The Chickasaw Plum tree (Prunus angustifolia) is a small short-trunked tree, which can grow up to 25-feet tall. The tree is drought-tolerant and found mostly around pastures, fencerows and stream banks. The Chickasaw plum is grown in almost any soil, except strongly alkaline. Producing white flowers followed by a small cherry-like red-to-yellow plum, it performs best when planted on heavier clay-loam soil and direct sun. The fruit matures in late summer, usually around September. Deer, bears, foxes and raccoons eat the sweet fruit. Preferred zones are 5-9.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.