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Chickasaw Plum is native to the southeast United States and has provided food to wildlife and humans for generations. Deer flock to this energy source during the summer months, along with bear, rabbit, turkey, quail and other birds. Chickasaw were cultivated by indigenous American, eaten by early European settlers, and continue to be a tradition in old time southern recipes. This plum is enjoyed eaten fresh, in preserves and jams. Chickasaw grow suckers around the base of the trunk, growing into valuable cover for wildlife. Song birds, rabbits, quail, and turkey use the cover for loafing, bedding, and escape cover.
Ripens in summer as an early nutritional source for wildlife.
|Height||20' - 30'|
|Spread||10' - 20'|
|Tree Form||Modified Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Blooms||February - March|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||June - August|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only if seasonal and well drained|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Spacing||30 - 40'|
|Pruning||Light annual pruning as needed.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 12 – 24 inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.