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.
plants include Wedgeleaf
Ceanothus, Ceanothus cuneatus;
garryana var. breweri,; Serviceberry,
Amelanchier alnifolia; Idaho
fescue, Festuca idahoense;
Bluestem wheatgrass, Agropyron
[Pseudorogneria] spicata; California
oatgrass; Danthonia californica;
Poa secunda(Poa scabrella);
[Achnatherum] spp.. At another location you can find
Sierra Plum with Juniperus
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.
Foliage of Prunus subcordata turns a different color in the fall, has color green and is deciduous.
Flower of Prunus subcordata has color white.
Fruit of Prunus subcordata is edible.
Communities for Prunus subcordata:Mixed-evergreen Forest, Riparian (rivers & creeks) and Yellow Pine Forest.