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These photos show the stages of beach plum growth thorughout the seasons, from early spring blossoms, to thick shining leaves in the summer, to tasty fall fruit.

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Beach Plum Flowers
Beach Plum Flowers
Beautiful white fragrant blossoms in the spring
Beautiful white fragrant blossoms in the spring
Beach Plum leaves take a beating from the salt, sun and wind.  They fall off the bush in late fall and grow again each spring.
Beach Plum leaves take a beating from the salt, sun and wind. They fall off the bush in late fall and grow again each spring.
Beach Plum Bush
Beach Plum Bush
Wild Beach Plum Bush
Wild Beach Plum Bush
Back side of an Atlantic Ocean dune, covered in low beach plum bushes.
Back side of an Atlantic Ocean dune, covered in low beach plum bushes.
The roots of these Beach Plum bushes are stabilizing this eroding Atlantic Ocean dune front
The roots of these Beach Plum bushes are stabilizing this eroding Atlantic Ocean dune front
Almost Ripe!
Almost Ripe!
Perfectly Ripe and Sweet
Perfectly Ripe and Sweet
Beach Plums have a white coating called a
Beach Plums have a white coating called a "bloom" that protects the fruit from drying out. This is similar to the whitish bloom on blueberries.
Will these make it to jam, or we will eat them all first?
Will these make it to jam, or we will eat them all first?
First year seedlings in early spring
First year seedlings in early spring
1872 sketch of <i>Prunus maritima</i>
1872 sketch of Prunus maritima
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