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PlantFiles: Chickasaw Plum
Prunus angustifolia 'Guthrie'

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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Trees

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Veined

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Campfiredan 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 which isn't a bad deal either.

Regional...

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

Alachua, Florida
Gainesville, Florida



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