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Prunus mexicana (Mexican Plum)

Prunus mexicana
Mexican Plum, Bigtree Plum, Inch Plum

Mexican Plum is a small-scale, single-trunked tree which produces masses of fragrant white flowers in the springtime. Over time, the bark becomes very dark and craggy, providing a wonderful backdrop for the bright green leaves and white blossoms. The leaves turn an attractive orange color prior to dropping in the fall, and small dark red to purple edible fruit is produced. In habitat it grows in full sun or as an understory tree across most of the south central U.S. and into Mexico. It is well-suited for use in middle elevations. In the hot low deserts it will suffer in the summer heat.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 25 (ft)
Spread 25 (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Fruit & Berries, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
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Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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