• Prunus maritima - Beach Plum


    "Beach plum is a native, flowering, often multi-stemmed shrub which typically grows in a low spreading manner to form dense thickets 3-8 ft tall (Silberhorn, 1999). Outside of its natural dune habitat and under ideal conditions, a well-cared for beach plum shrub may reach heights of up to 18 ft (Miller, 2002). The deciduous shrub has alternately arranged, finely toothed, egg-shaped leaves with acute tips." (Snell)

    1.  Prunus maritima flowers By Photo by David J. Stang - source: David Stang. First published at ZipcodeZoo.com, CC BY-SA 4.0
    2. "Resigno Cultivar in Philadelphia garden, Pennsylvania" By Reptiles - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68100542

    USDA plant description: Snell, S.C. 2018. Plant Guide for beach plum (Prunus maritima). USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Cape May Plant Materials Center, Cape May, NJ.

    Botanical illustration: "Prunus maritima, Rosaceae" By M.S. del., J.N.Fitch lith. - Curtis's Botanical Magazine, London., vol. 135 [= ser. 4, vol. 5]: Tab. 8289 - [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12227076

    Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Growth Habit Spreads Light Full Sun Only Moisture Medium Moisture Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Native, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Spring Flower Color White Uses Beds and Borders Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs 

    Information and images compiled by Erik N. Vegeto

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