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Chickasaw Plum 'Guthrie'

Prunus angustifolia

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Guthrie


Edible Fruits and Nuts


Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


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

Alachua, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 10, 2009, Campfiredan from Alachua, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Got this from Mail Order Natives. It is a lovely native plum that has sweet golf ball sized fruit. The fruit is yellow often with a reddish blush. It is a small tree that blooms prolifically and serves as a pollinator for other plums. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a natural hybrid between common Chickasaw plum and a Japanese or European plum but, if so, it maintains most of its native characteristics, including the ability to do well on its own roots. I've taken a number of cuttings and they produce nice identical trees. I'm experimenting with growing out the seedlings since the only other plum in my yard is a commercial large-fruited red plum that could possibly have pollinated the Guthrie flowers. If it pollinated itself I guess the worst I can get is a common Chickasaw plum... read more