Prunus mexicana Mexican Plum

The Mexican Plum is a single trunk small tree that can grow up to 38 feet tall. Mexican Plum will produce showy white flowers early spring, these are followed by purplish red fruit in late summer which are great for making jelly and preserves. Mexican Plum is deciduous and leaves will turn yellow in the fall. The Mexican Plum can tolerate sun but does better with afternoon shade since it naturally grows as an understory plant. Mexican Plum does best in a deep well drained soil. Prunus mexicana is native to Texas, in the Northeast to North Central areas as well as Edwards Plateau.

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