Plant DetailShow Menu

Prunus domestica

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
PROO-nus doh-MESS-tik-a
Description

Common Plum belongs to the rose family and originates in Turkey.  It is a deciduous tree with showy white flowers and edible purple stone fruits.  Greengage and damson plums are subspecies of P. domestica.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Bluefire', 'Stanley'
Tags:
#deciduous#white flowers#wildlife plant#larval host plant#deciduous tree#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#pollinator garden#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Bluefire', 'Stanley'
Tags:
#deciduous#white flowers#wildlife plant#larval host plant#deciduous tree#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#pollinator garden#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    domestica
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Turkey
    Wildlife Value:
    This is a larval host plant to Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). You may see three flights from February-November in the deep south and two flights from May-September in the north.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses