prunus / plum, etc

An enormous group of plants, the Prunus Genus is home to more than 400 species.  Let alone how many different cultivars of each of those species there are.  An extremely diverse group of plants we have several shrubs that are in this classification.  Each shrub has something unique to bring to the landscape, whether it be foliage color, flowers, or unique fruits these shrub choices are great additions to the landscape.  View our selection of choices below.


Western Sand Cherry

Height:  5 - 6 ft
Spread:  5 - 6 ft
Foliage:  Silver - Green
Fall Foliage:  Reddish Purple
Zone:  3 - 6

 

Prunus besseyi
 

White, single flowers in May produce great quantities of 3/4" purple-black sweet fruits from July to mid August, used for preserves. Prefers well-drained sites but will tolerate hot, dry soil. Xeriscape plant. Very hardy.


Uses:

Foundation Plant, Xeriscape Plant, Accent Plant, Focal Point


Pawnee Buttes® Western Sand Cherry

Prunus besseyi

This shorter, dwarf strain of Sandcherry is an introduction from the Colorado Plant Select® program. The fragrant white flowers appear in April and produce a heavy crop of black cherries in summer attractive to wildlife. The lustrous, green leaves turn a bright red and purple in autumn. Think of this plant as the groundcover form of our native sandcherry. Best in full sun to partial shade and tolerant of dry soils.


Uses:

Foundation Plant, Xeriscape Plant, Accent Plant, groundcover

 

Height:  15 - 18 in
Spread:  5 - 6 ft
Foliage:  Silver - Green
Fall Foliage:  Reddish Purple
Zone:  3 - 6


Pink Flowering Almond

Height:  5 - 6 ft
Spread:  3 - 4 ft
Foliage:  Green
Fall Foliage:  Yellow
Zone:  3 - 6

 

Prunus glandulosa 'Rosea Plena'

Double pink flowers early in spring. Ideal as a small shrub near a house or patio. Valued for its flowering effect. Flower size 1" across.


Uses:

Spring Interest, Foundation Plant, Xeriscape Plant, Accent Plant, 


Nanking Cherry

Prunus tomentosa

Showy white flowers with a pink blush are produced in early spring before leaves appear. Tasty red 1/3" fruits ripen June- July, make excellent jams and jellies or may be eaten fresh. Wildlife also love the fruit, a great conservation plant.


Uses:

Spring Interest, Foundation Plant, Xeriscape Plant, Accent Plant, 

 

Height:  5 - 6 ft
Spread:  3 - 4 ft
Foliage:  Green
Fall Foliage:  Dark Green
Zone:  3 - 6


Double Flowering Plum

Height:  10 - 12 ft
Spread:  10 - 12 ft
Foliage:  Green
Fall Foliage:  Yellow - Bronze
Zone:  3 - 6

 

Prunus triloba

A handsome, hardy, vigorous large shrub or small tree. Double pink, 1" flowers in April and May. Prefers rich well-drained soils. Own root.


Uses:

Spring Interest, Foundation Plant, Xeriscape Plant, Accent Plant, Focal Point, Hedge, Windbreak


Canada Red Select Cherry (shrub form)

Prunus virginiana

Red leaf variety of native American chokeberry. Selected at Bailey Nurseries for its vigorous, uniform growth habit. Red fruits 1/3" in mid summer are favored by wildlife. Extremely hardy. Proper soil conditions are necessary for normal growth with this variety, pay special attention to good drainage and aeration.


Uses:

Xeriscape Plant, Accent Plant, Focal Point

 

Height:  20 - 25 ft
Spread:  18 - 20 ft
Foliage:  Green to Purple
Fall Foliage:  Maroon Red
Zone:  2 - 7