Prunus texana D. Dietr.
Peachbush, Sand Plum, Peach bush, Texas plum, Texas peach bush
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: prte
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Native Habitat: Endemic to Edwards Plateau and the Rio Grande Plains. Grows in poor or disturbed soils.
Growing ConditionsLight 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.
BenefitWarning: 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 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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Prunus texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prunus texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prunus texana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-01-12
Research By: NPC