SelecTree: Tree Detail
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to Southern United States.
Additional Common Names
FLATWOODS PLUM, HOG PLUM, BLACK SLOE
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, Armillaria.
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.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus umbellata Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-umbellata >