Botanical Name: Prunus cerasifera
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Common Name: Cherry Plum, Myrobalan Plum  
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Water Saving Tip:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

12-25'

 

Flower Color

Pink, White

 

Flower Season

n/a

 

Leaf Color

Purple

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

Red

 

Fruit Season

Summer

Sun

Full

 

Water

Medium, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Ranch

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Lawn

 

Special Uses

Cut Flowers

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds

Information by: Jerry Sortomme - Editor
Photographer: Steve Mullany
  • Description

  • Notes

30-35 feet high, equal width. Pure white flowers, tiny sweet but bland fruit. Often used a rootstock.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.