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Prunus andersonii Gray
USDA Symbol: PRAN2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A spreading, deciduous shrub, 3-6 ft. tall, with short, stiff, prickly branches. Its best attribute are the rose-colored flowers that occur in showy clusters. These are followed by a brownish fruit.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
CA , NV Native Distribution:
E. slope of Sierras, e. to w. NV Native Habitat:
Dry slopes & mesas from 3500-7500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Prunus species may be rooted from dormant hardwood, softwood, semi-hardwood, or root cuttings. Semi-hardwood and softwood cuttings taken in summer root easiest. Germination of most seeds requires treatment. Some species need a period of after-ripening. Seed Collection:
when it is filled out, firm, and its ripe color. Clean seeds from pulp and briefly air dry. (Seeds to be sown immediately in fall do not need drying.) Storage viability is maintained at 31-41 degrees Seed Treatment:
Stratify seeds in moist sand for 30-60 days in a greenhouse, then cold stratify (36-41 degrees) for 60-90 days. Other methods: crack bony endocarp; or soak 2-3 days in water (changing water 1-2 times per day is beneficial) at room temperature, then give Commercially Avail:
From the National Organizations Directory
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Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff