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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Plant Spread: 20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: By grafting or budding.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Posted by BlueOddish (South Jordan, Utah, USA - Zone 7a) on Oct 13, 2019 10:43 PM

This is a very good tree overall.
The only issue I've noticed this tree has is that it is EXTREMELY sensitive to root disturbance. I almost killed mine when I removed a chunk of concrete I found a few inches below the surface from the ground about a foot from the base of the tree. It took three years to recover and lost half of its branches.
So as long as you don't mess with its roots, it should do fine in dry places like Utah as long as its basic needs are met.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Wrong Entry? by BlueOddish Oct 13, 2019 6:42 PM 3
Cherokee princess leaves are purple any ideas? by Barelygreen81 May 16, 2020 5:36 PM 4
Dogwood Identification by Tewhano Apr 15, 2018 4:42 AM 19
Tree Identification help by DieselVB Mar 3, 2018 8:27 PM 14
Yardening in the Mid-Atlantic by Eric4home May 16, 2021 6:26 PM 3,938
Show me some signs of SPRING! by tveguy3 May 3, 2015 7:41 AM 999

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