SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Tilden Regional Parks Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Desirable wildlife plant in the landscape.
Native to Coastal Western United States.
Additional Common Names
SIERRA PLUM, KLAMATH PLUM, PACIFIC PLUM
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Round to Ovate, Medium to Dark Green, Red, Gold or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Red or Yellow Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.
Bark Light Green or Light Gray, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 8 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay or Loam Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Armillaria, Root Rot, Rust and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus subcordata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-subcordata >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI