Prunus subcordata Benth.
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: PRSU2
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: CA , 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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Prunus subcordata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prunus subcordata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff