Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Trees, Shrub-like Trees, Deciduous
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: neutral, rich, loam, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: March, April, May
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, berries, colonizing, fall interest, fragrant flowers, naturalizing, showy fruit
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Prunus americanaAlso known as:
Prunus americana is a highly ornamental small tree, or large shrub. Abundant showy white flowers in spring, are followed by red showy fruit, that although edible, is best used in jams and preserves.
Very adaptable. Individual plants will sucker forming dense colonies. Suckers should be removed if a tree form is desired.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
USDA Endangered Status:
- Threatened: NH, VT
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