SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA
Small deciduous tree. Cultivated by cuttings or seed. Not suited to compacted soil.
Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council) classifies the invasiveness of the species of this plant as limited.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Asia.
Additional Common Names
CHERRY PLUM, MYROBALAN PLUM
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Obovate, Medium Green, Bronze, Purple or Red, Bronze or Purple, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pinkish White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Red Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible.
Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers and Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 22.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Moist but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars and Scales, Armillaria, Canker and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container or Shade Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus cerasifera Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-cerasifera >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI