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CURRENT MOON
 
PLUM, MEXICAN
 

PLUM, MEXICAN       

Prunus mexicana           PROO-nus mex-ee-KAHN-uh     

Deciduous        Sun or shade    Height  25 feet            Spread 15 feet      Spacing 12 - 20 feet

 

HABIT:  Showy white flowers in spring and orange fall color. Exfoliating bark and graceful branching structure. Small edible plums. Has thorns.

CULTURE:        Easy, any soil, drought tolerant.

 

USES:              Specimen garden tree, understory tree, spring and fall color.

PROBLEMS:     Insects chew on the leaves occasionally but no major problems.

NOTES:            Wonderful tree, being used more and more. Smaller-growing hog plum is less desirable. Native from Oklahoma to Mexico.

 


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