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Plant Details

Prunus angustifolia

Chickasaw Plum

Scientific Name:

Prunus angustifolia

Genus:

Prunus

Species Epithet:

angustifolia

Common Name:

Chickasaw Plum

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, fencerows, abandoned fields, especially sandy. A common species over most of the NC Piedmont and the western and central Coastal Plain. Rare to uncommon in the southern mountains, and also in the northwestern Piedmont; seemingly absent in most of the mountains and eastern Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Suitable for natural areas.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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