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Prunus emarginata var. emarginata

Prunus emarginata (Douglas ex Hook.) D. Dietr. var. emarginata

Bitter Cherry

Rosaceae (Rose family)

Synonym(s): Prunus emarginata var. crenulata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Inflorescence: Terminal
Size Notes: Up to about 45 feet tall.
Fruit: Drupes bright red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-07-31
Research By: CBR

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