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Prunus andersonii

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Species Name: Prunus andersonii
Common Name: Desert Peach

Beautiful blooming shrub that is covered with rose-pink flowers in March and April. Good in the high desert. Extremely drought tolerant once established.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-6' H x 3-6' W
Growth Habit: Open, sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: unknown
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 7800'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Eastern slope of High Sierra Nevada, Great Basin, northern Desert Mtns (Last Chance Range)
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, flats, scrub, coniferous forests. Elevation: 2700-7800'

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