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Prunus cerasifera

  • Common Name
    Cherry Plum, Flowering Plum
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Tree
  • Size
    20’ - 30’ X 15’ - 20’
  • Flower Color
    White
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
  • Leaves
    Coppery or Red Leaves
  • Evergreen
    Deciduous
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Bird Habitat
  • Growth Rate
    Moderate
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Attractive Berries
    • Fall Color
    • Low Maintenance
    • Showy Flowers
  • Water Use
    • Low
    • Moderate
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    Upright and rounded, deciduous tree with green or red leaves and pink or white flowers in the early spring.

     

  • Master Gardener Comments

    Seeds are spread by the birds. Good habitat plant.

     

  • Varietals

    Prunus ilicifolia, holly-leaf cherry is native to California. Evergreen with spiny dark green leaves.

    10’ - 25’ X 10’ - 25’