Prunus angustifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Chickasaw Plum


Plant Specifics

Size:15-20 ft tall  by 15-20 ft wide with new plants growing from rhizomes (underground stems) to form thickets of substantial width
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Orange
Habitats:Woodland edges, fencerows, open woods. Also cultivated.


Recommended Uses:Plant as a screen where its suckers are welcome (woodland edges, casual but large garden settings)
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Birds, squirrels and other animals eat the fruit.

Flowers attract bees.  Documented bee visitors include Dialictus placideizsis, Hylaeus conflzeizs, Euylaezcs pectoralis and Epeolzcs zonatus (Deyrup et al. 2002).