Prunus myrtifolia

West Indian cherry


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

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


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


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 in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Fruits are not edible.