SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX
Utility friendly tree.
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to United States.
Additional Common Names
MEXICAN PLUM, BIGTREE PLUM, FALL PLUM
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.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus mexicana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 20, 2018.
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