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Prunus maritimaPrunus maritima

beach plum

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS


Height: 1-8'
Spread: 3-6'
Flowers: Apr.-May; white
Fruit: Aug.-Aug.; blue-purple; fleshy

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5.8-7.7
Soil type: Loamy Sandy


sandy, rocky soils along the coast, ocean dunes; also dry roadside banks and hedgerows

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD


Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value


edible fruit, prized for jams and jellies; salt tolerant

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004