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Prunus mexicana (Mexican Plum)

$ 48.98
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Mexican plum packs a punch. It is a Texas-tough ornamental tree that has attractive exfoliating bark and provides a delightful bloom display in early spring. Both wildlife friendly and drought tolerant, Mexican plum can be grown in full sun or as an understory tree, preferring deep, well-drained soil. It produces edible, if tart, plums that make delicious jam or jelly.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom color White
Bloom time Spring
Mature height 15-30 ft
Attracts  Birds, butterflies
Host plant Tiger swallowtail butterfly, cecropia moth
Edible Yes, fruit

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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