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.