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Prunus pumila L.
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
USDA Symbol: prpu3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall, often shorter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AR , CO , CT , DE , IA , IL , IN , KS , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: MB , NB , NL , ON , PE , QC
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Native plants of dune erosion control in Michigan
May 30, 2008
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BibliographyBibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
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Web ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Prunus pumila in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Prunus pumila in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Prunus pumila
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff