Indian Plum -bare root
A harbinger of spring with pendant, greenish-white clusters of flowers in early March, Indian Plum grows rapidly to 15 - 20.' The many long, slender stems grow erect in full sun but in the dappled shade they arch majestically. The foliage is a cheerful lime green, turning yellow in autumn. Best used in informal or woodland gardens.
In early summer, olive size, bittersweet, purple berries dot the branches but are almost immediately eaten by birds. Native groups collected the berries for eating.
Habitat: Part-shade/sun to shade, Indian Plum prefers moist sites in full to partial shade but will survive in full sun.
Wildlife: Nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds, food source for native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.