Mexican plum – Prunus mexicana

This flowering tree is one of the first to bloom in the spring.  You can see it’s white flowers in woods & thickets alongside the road as you speed by.  It grows in a variety of soils & does well as an understory or full sun planting in a landscape situation.  It produces edible fruit, but just make sure to plant yours away from sidewalks or patios – where the fruit might stain!