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Prunus cerasifera, Prunus divaricata, Cherry Plum, Myrobalan Plum, St. Lukes Flowering Plum
Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'

Prunus cerasifera, Prunus divaricata

Cherry Plum, Myrobalan Plum, St. Lukes Flowering Plum
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia
USDA Zone: 4-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersFragrantDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Wild types are large shrubs or small trees reaching 6-15 meters tall, with deciduous leaves 4 to 6 centimeters long.

Prunus cerasifera is a popular ornamental tree for garden and landscaping use, grown for its very early flowering. Numerous cultivars have been developed, many of them selected for purple foliage. They can have white or pink flowers.

Fruit are flavorful and tart, used in preserves, pies and desserts.

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