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Oemleria cerasiformis

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Oemleria cerasiformis
Oemleria cerasiformis

Species Name: Oemleria cerasiformis
Common Name: Indian Plum

Bright blue fruit are coveted by birds. Needs light pruning annually for spring flowers. Most need both male and female plants to produce fruit (these plants could be either or both, sorry!)

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 15-20' H x 8-10' W
Growth Habit: Upright, suckers
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Distribution: North West, west Cascade Ranges, w Sierra Nevada, Sacramento Valley, south-central Joaquin Valley, western West Central, southwest Western Transverse Ranges.
Natural Habitat: Shaded coniferous forest, chaparral. Less than 5,000 ft elevation


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