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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Prunus angustifolia Accepted
Prunus insititia Synonym
Prunus angustifolia var. angustifolia Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 15 - 25 feet but most often seen in the wild as a 4 - 10 foot thicket forming shrub; suckers to form large colonies.
Plant Spread: 6 - 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/2 to 3/4 inch yellow cherry-like plums, ripening to red.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Uses: Erosion control
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Location: My greenhouse, FloridaDate: 2020-02-05in bloom now
By Gina1960
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Location: MississippiDate: 2014-03-11Early blooms in spring, immediately preceeding leaf out
By kchd
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Trouble IDing Tree by DeerHeart Feb 12, 2019 6:47 PM 8
Tree Identification by meckyon Sep 24, 2018 1:48 PM 2
Narrowing down the species for plums by dave Feb 7, 2017 10:02 AM 13
Fruit Trees growing on the Jersey Shore by matthewdurkinjr Oct 9, 2016 2:16 PM 13
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133

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