Prunus maritima--Beach Plum

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Prunus maritima--Beach Plum

Beach plum can be grown in sun or partial shade and a well drained soil. As its name implies, it can be used in beach plantings. It grows 6 feet tall and is rounded and dense with the lower branches often lying on the ground. The white, single or double flowers are 1/2 inch in diameter and are produced in early May. The edible fruit is dull purple to crimson, 1/2 inch in diameter and most ornamental in late summer.

Cultivars include: 'flava'--yellow fruits; 'Eastham', 'Hancock' and 'Premier'--all with large fruit.

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