Desert Peach (Prunus andersonii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Prunus andersonii Accepted
Amygdalus andersonii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: 1/2 to 1 inch long, pointed, shiny green, oval leaves appear with the flowers
Fruit: Other: small (<3/4 inch), dry, greenish-orange, fuzzy, peach-like drupe with thin, inedible pulp and one stone
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: drupes ripen in June and July; the thick hard coat of the stone opens easily along one suture
Flowers: Showy
Other: an early conspicuous flowering plant amongst the sagebrush; masses of flowers cover this shrub obscuring its branches and leaves
Flower Color: Pink
Other: soft pink, rose, or rarely white flowers
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: sow in fall or 28- to 60-day cold (35 degF) moist stratify
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: rooting of semi-hardwood cuttings requires 6 weeks under mist; large clones with underground connections extending several acres occur naturally
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

Discussion Threads about this plant
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