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Osteomeles schweriniae /Chinese Emperor Plum

Osteomeles schweriniae  / Osteomeles schweriniae
Cypress-like foliage
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Cypress-like foliage

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Scientific Name: Osteomeles schweriniae
Common Name: Chinese Emperor Plum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A drought tolerant plant adapted to xeroscape plantings. New growth is bronze flushed and it generally keeps leaves all year. The creamy white flowers look like those of blackberry, followed by purple, apple-like fruit that ripen in August.