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Prunus glandulosa

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
PROO-nus glan-dew-LO-suh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Drought tolerant; can be severely pruned to promote flowering

Site: Sun to partial shade; range of soil conditions except wet

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Alba
  • Alba Plena
  • 'Plena'
  • 'Plena Rosea'
  • Rosea Plena
Alba, Alba Plena , 'Plena', 'Plena Rosea', Rosea Plena
Tags:
#deciduous#wildlife plant#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#pollinator garden#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Alba
  • Alba Plena
  • 'Plena'
  • 'Plena Rosea'
  • Rosea Plena
Alba, Alba Plena , 'Plena', 'Plena Rosea', Rosea Plena
Tags:
#deciduous#wildlife plant#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#problem for cats#pollinator garden#problem for dogs#problem for horses#eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    glandulosa
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & Southern China to Korea
    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.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Open
    Oval
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    0.5 in. single or double white or pink cherry-like flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Light green leaves; 1 to 3.5 in. long
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Straggly; thin, wiry stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in the process of wilting: brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting, shock.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Cyanogenic glycosides
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Seeds
    Stems