This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Poisonous Plants, Trees
A deciduous fruit tree with many cultivars that provide excellent fruit.
Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems: Subject to peach tree bores
- 15-25 ft.
- White, pink, red flowers; juicy fleshy fruit in summer dark maroon with a large, rough pit (stone)
- Sun; moist, well drained soil
- Spreading; open
- Poison Part:
- Wilted leaves, twigs (stems), seeds
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Gasping, weakness, excitement, pupil dilation, spasms, convulsions, coma, respiratory failure
- Fruit edible raw or cooked
- Toxic Principle:
- Cyanogenic glycoside, amygdalin
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Landscape and orchards as cultivated fruit tree
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 2 to 4 in. alternate, simple leaves, long-pointed, toothed on the margin, with 2 small glands at base of blade
NCCES plant id: 1138