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Prunus subcordata Benth.
USDA Symbol: PRSU2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Thicket-forming shrub or small tree to 20 feet with short trunk, stiff, crooked, nearly horizontal branches, and reddish-purple plums.
This is the only wild plum in the Pacific states and is easily identified when in fruit. The fruit, often borne in quantities, is eaten fresh or dried and in preserves and jellies. Sheep and deer browse the foliage.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
, OR Native Distribution:
W. and S. Oregon south to central California in Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada; to 6000 (1829 m). Native Habitat:
Dry, rocky slopes in moist valleys.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff