Prunus rivularis /Rivalais Creek Plum

Prunus rivularis  / Prunus rivularis
Early spring fruit and foliage
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Early spring fruit and foliage

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Scientific Name: Prunus rivularis
Common Name: Rivalais Creek Plum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Prunus rivularis is a thicket-forming shrub. The red ripened fruit which are quite tart or bitter and are generally not eaten by humans. It is a source of food for birds and wildlife.