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Prunus maritima

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: maritima (muh-RIT-tim-muh) (Info)

Synonym:Prunus maritima var. maritima

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral smiln32 On Jan 30, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Fruits are edible and dark purple. Aminals love them too. Shrub-like habit. Flowers appear in May and are mildly fragrant. Leaves can be used as a yellow dye. Drought tolerant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Keomah Village, Iowa
Halifax, Massachusetts
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Pembroke, Massachusetts
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
Laflin, Pennsylvania



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