Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Prunus texana F.G. Dietr.
Peachbush, Sand Plum, Peach bush, Texas plum, Texas peach bush
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
TX Native Habitat: Endemic
to Edwards Plateau and the Rio Grande Plains. Grows in poor or disturbed soils. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Conditions Comments: Not particularly attractive but will grow in poor or disturbed soil. Good as a low hedge plant. Could be used in erosion control.
BenefitWarning: The seeds of all Prunus species, found inside the fruits, contain poisonous substances and should never be eaten. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plantís different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.
Deer Resistant: High