Prunus andersonii A. Gray
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: pran2
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: CA , NV
Native Distribution: E. slope of Sierras, e. to w. NV
Native Habitat: Dry slopes & mesas from 3500-7500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: 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: Collect fruit 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: yes
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Prunus andersonii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prunus andersonii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff