Prunus umbellata

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Prunus umbellata, called flatwoods plum, hog plum and sloe plum, is a plum species native to the United States from Virginia, south to Florida, and west to Texas.[3][4]

Prunus umbellata can reach 20 ft (6.1 m) in height with a 15 ft (4.6 m) spread. It has alternate serrate green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Flowers are white, creamy, or grayish. Fruits are round, purple, and 0.5–1 in (1.3–2.5 cm) in diameter.[4] P. umbellata trees can live up to 40 years and are very difficult to distinguish from Prunus angustifolia, with which it hybridizes easily.[5] The trees bloom and bear fruit later than other plums. The fruits mature August–October. Large crops appear only every 3–4 years.[6] The fruits are made into jellies and jams.[7]

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  1. ^ Pollard, R.P.; Rhodes, L.; Maxted, N. (2016). "Prunus umbellata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T50668331A50668334. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T50668331A50668334.en. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ The Plant List, Prunus umbellata Elliott
  3. ^ "Prunus umbellata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Prunus umbellata: Flatwoods Plum". University of Florida IFAS Extension. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Plum Delicious and Native, Too!". Florida Native Plant Society. July 15, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Flatwoods Plum, Black Sloe, Sloe, Hog Plum". Texas A&M University. Retrieved December 28, 2014.
  7. ^ Little, Elbert L. (1980). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region. New York: Knopf. p. 507. ISBN 0-394-50760-6.

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Prunus umbellata: Brief Summary

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Prunus umbellata, called flatwoods plum, hog plum and sloe plum, is a plum species native to the United States from Virginia, south to Florida, and west to Texas.

Prunus umbellata can reach 20 ft (6.1 m) in height with a 15 ft (4.6 m) spread. It has alternate serrate green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Flowers are white, creamy, or grayish. Fruits are round, purple, and 0.5–1 in (1.3–2.5 cm) in diameter. P. umbellata trees can live up to 40 years and are very difficult to distinguish from Prunus angustifolia, with which it hybridizes easily. The trees bloom and bear fruit later than other plums. The fruits mature August–October. Large crops appear only every 3–4 years. The fruits are made into jellies and jams.

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