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FLATWOODS PLUM
Prunus umbellata

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to Southern United States.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names

FLATWOODS PLUM, HOG PLUM, BLACK SLOE

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 12 - 20 feet.

Width: 12 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Elliptic, Green, Gold, Deciduous.

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

Purple Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer Edible.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Caterpillars.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds and Mammals.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip, Container or Street Tree.

Bonsai.

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

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