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Prunus mexicana

Mexican Plum

Mexican Plum is a small-scale, single-trunked tree which produces masses of fragrant white flowers in the springtime. Over time, the bark becomes very dark and craggy, providing a wonderful backdrop for the bright green leaves and white blossoms. The leaves turn an attractive orange color prior to dropping in the fall. In the fall, dark red to purple edible fruit is produced. In habitat it grows in full sun or as an understory tree across most of the southeastern U.S. and into Mexico. It is well-suited for use in middle elevations. In the hot low deserts it will suffer in the summer heat.