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Prunus 'Intermedia'

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Species Name: Prunus 'Intermedia
Common Name: Wild Cherry Hybrid

A recent introduction by TPF. Recommended as background shrub, especially screen or tall hedge. Excellent wildlife value. Very drought tolerant and low maintenance. Caution: seeds of fruits are toxic.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8-10' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Dense, upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to establish, then fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden; Hybrid of P. illicifolia and P. lyonii
Natural Habitat: Slopes, canyons, ridges of Coastal Sage Scrub

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