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Prunus susquehanae

Prunus susquehanae hort. ex Willd.

Appalachian Sandcherry, Sesquehana Sandcherry

Rosaceae (Rose family)

Synonym(s): Prunus cuneata, Prunus pumila var. cuneata, Prunus pumila var. susquehanae

USDA Symbol: PRSU3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Inflorescence: Terminal
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Drupes purplish black.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CT , DE , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , ON , QC

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


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

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