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Prunus subcordata

Sierra Plum and Pacific Plum.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon 0 $ 8.99
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Sierra Plum, Prunus subcordata, grows through most of the Sierras from about 2000 to 6000 feet as you you closer to the coast it grows to sea level from Monterey up into British Columbia. The flowers appear before the leaves making a show. Fall color can range from yellow to bright red.

Common associated plants include Wedgeleaf Ceanothus, Ceanothus cuneatus; Brewer oak, Quercus garryana var. breweri,; Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia; Idaho fescue, Festuca idahoense; Bluestem wheatgrass, Agropyron [Pseudorogneria] spicata; California oatgrass; Danthonia californica; Pine bluegrassPoa secunda(Poa scabrella); and Needlegrasses, Stipa [Achnatherum] spp.. At another location you can find Sierra Plum with Juniperus occidentalis,  Penstemon deustus and Lomatium californicum.

In a California garden this is a nice small mini-tree to plant next to a bird bath. This would be swell to plant in  the swale between you and the neighbor Sierra Plum, Black Chokecherry, Toyon,  and Coffeeberry.

Prunus subcordata tolerates seasonal flooding.
Prunus subcordata is great for a bird garden.
Prunus subcordata's foliage turns a different color in the fall, color is green and type is deciduous.
Prunus subcordata's flower color is white.
Prunus subcordata's fruit is edible.

Communities for Prunus subcordata:Mixed-evergreen Forest, Riparian (rivers & creeks) and Yellow Pine Forest.

ph: 5.00 to 7.00
usda: 7 to 9
height[m]: 1.00 to 6.00
width[m]: 2.00 to 3.00
rainfall[cm]: 80.00 to 400.00

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