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Prunus angustifolia /Chickasaw Plum

Prunus angustifolia  / Prunus angustifolia
Delicate spring blossoms
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Delicate spring blossoms

A thicket of trees growing along roadways is a common occurrence

Canopy of trees in full bloom

Upper canopy of a tree in full bloom

Clusters of spring flowers

A thick grove of trees in early spring

Spring flowers

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Scientific Name: Prunus angustifolia
Common Name: Chickasaw Plum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring
Fruit color: Yellow, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: A thicket forming native species with white, fragrant flowers in late winter. It produces edible fruit, but of less quality than Prunus domesitca. Birds and wildlife eat the plums. It is subject to curculio and leaf diseases.