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Prunus munsoniana (Munson plum)
Cox, Paul

Prunus munsoniana

Prunus munsoniana W. Wight & Hedrick

Munson Plum, Wild Goose Plum

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PRMU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall.
Fruit: Red

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NJ , OH , OK , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Thickets, Hillsides, Slopes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Sandy Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Aromatic, Showy, Understory tree, Accent shrub
Use Wildlife: Nectar-bees, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-insects, Fruit-mammals, Fruit-birds
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.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

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

Bibliography

Bibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2023-05-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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