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MEXICAN PLUM
Prunus mexicana

Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana Prunus mexicana

Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Has thorns.

Native to United States.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names

MEXICAN PLUM, BIGTREE PLUM, FALL PLUM

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 30 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Red or Purple Drupe, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer Edible.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus mexicana Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-mexicana >

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