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Prunus emarginata

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Species Name: Prunus emarginata
Common Name: Bitter Cherry

Leaves add a touch of yellow to the landscape in the fall. Birds enjoy red berries. Caution: seeds of fruits are toxic.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-18' H
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 9,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, canyons, chaparral, mixed-evergreen or coniferous forest

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