Chickasaw plum – Prunus angustifolia

This plum forms thickets, which give wildlife ranging from rabbits to sparrows a place to hide.  They put out sweet-smelling blooms in early spring, and if its a good year, you might be able to harvest plum fruit to make jelly or jam!  Chickasaw plum is an important plant of the prairies of the Cross Timbers area.  These would make a great corner accent to a wildlife habitat backyard.