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[nafex] prunus species
As a new prunus enthusiast I find info on native plum & cherry too
scanty. I think Ihave a handle on most species but a local wild
prunus confuses me.
Let's start by saying the major local prunus is a jet black, smooth
bark cherry. It grows tall and slender in our heavy clay soil.
It's great numbers here in central jersey make me think it is
Mazzard w/ it's fibrous root. It often blooms a wonderful white
typical prunus flower.
There is another smaller tree- maybe 25 ft. w/ the same smooth
bark & lenticels but definite purple color.It often fails to flower
along roadsides where it is usually found. I found a pure stand of
perhaps ten trees growing to 30 ft.
I located a large stand of P. Americana so I know what that
looks like. Can anyone tell me what the purple bark prunus is?
Also I have never seen a fruit in more than 30 specimens even
when in a mature group of 25 ft. specimens.
The fruit of what I take to be P. Americana is delicious- way
Any help would be very appreciated.
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