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

Prunus texana

Prunus texana D. Dietr.

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

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PRTE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Prunus texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prunus texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prunus texana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-01-12
Research By: NPC

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