Prunus myrtifolia

West Indian cherry

Rosaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color   fruit color      purple,brown,black
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen tree, edge plant, or part of a clump of trees.
Propagation: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Pollinated by bees. Birds, squirrels and other animals eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock, pine rockland.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: Fruits are not edible.