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Prunus umbellata /Flatwoods Plum

Prunus umbellata  / Prunus umbellata
A large spring flowering specimen
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A large spring flowering specimen

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Scientific Name: Prunus umbellata
Common Name: Flatwoods Plum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: A round topped native tree that looks like an earth bound white cloud with it thousands upon thousands of white flowers in early spring. In summer the purple fruit are eaten by bear, feral pigs, white-tailed deer, foxes and many bird species. In autumn its leaves turn yellow. This native does not seem to be as susceptible as other prunus species to insect and disease pests.