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 Native Plant Database

Prunus texana


Peachbush, Sand Plum, Peach bush, Texas plum, Texas peach bush


Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Prunus texana (Peachbush)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia



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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: Endemic to Edwards Plateau and the Rio Grande Plains. Grows in poor or disturbed soils.

Growing Conditions

Light 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.

Benefit

Warning: 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

Last Update: 2011-01-12