||trees|deciduous|height 15-25'|spread 10-20'|sun/part shade|white flowers in Spring|edible fruit||
|Mexican Plum (Prunus mexicana)
The Mexican Plum is a showy addition to your landscape, rewarding you with a prolific display of sweet-scented flowers in early Spring followed by edible fruit that makes a delicious jam or jelly.This small tree is ideal in urban settings and does well in sunny locations or part shade. In larger plantings, it is an attractive understory tree and provides habitat for small birds such as wrens and finches.
Here at the nursery we have also noted numerous Polyphemus moth cocoons in our trees and speculate that the densely interlocking branches help guard these large insects from predators as they are emerging.
Mexican Plum should be protected from deer when small.