Prunus angustifolia

chickasaw plum


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: To 20 ft    Width: To 10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      orange
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits


Recommended Uses: Plant as a screen where its suckers are welcome (woodland edges, casual but large garden settings)
Considerations: Spreads by underground stems forming clumps small thickets. Individual trees are fairly short-lived but the thicket is long-lived.
Propagation: Seed or harvest of suckers.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: circum-neutral


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Flowers attract bees. Birds, squirrels and other animals eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Woodland edges, fencerows, open woods. Also cultivated.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

If a single plant of similar stature and flowers is desired, consider flatwoods plum.