Prunus mexicana /Mexican Plum

Prunus mexicana  / Prunus mexicana
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Scientific Name: Prunus mexicana
Common Name: Mexican Plum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Will grow on alkaline soils and other poor growing conditions, but will not tolerate wet feet. Is an excellent tree for naturalistic settings and in woodland edges. Exfoliating bark and drought tolerance are plus factors for this species. The inch or so in diameter fruit are used for food by birds and mammals.