Prunus geniculata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
9A 9B 

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Scrub Plum


Plant Specifics

Size:4-12 ft tall by 4-6 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Red
Phenology:Deciduous. Blooms in late winter. Clonal.
Habitats:Scrub, scrubby high pine.


Recommended Uses:Specimen plant in a dry setting or grow as part of a scrub garden. This plant has very interesting zigzag branches which provide considerable winter interest.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very 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



Birds eat the fruit and are the primary dispersers.  

Pollinated by bees.