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Prunus maritimaPrunus maritima

beach plum

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

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

Habitat

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

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

edible fruit, prized for jams and jellies; salt tolerant



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1267.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004