Prunus maritimaItem #40547 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Clusters of small white flowers burst forth in spring, followed by small, purplish blue fruit that ripens in late summer. A United States' native found along the Atlantic Coast, thriving with near neglect. Tolerant of coastal salt spray and saline soils. Fruit is popular for jams, jellies and pies. Attractive fall foliage extends seasonal color. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus muh-RIT-tim-muhPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsEastern Snowball (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
- CareCare InformationThrives in loose, fast draining soils laden with sand or gravel. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce watering frequency once established. Prune to shape and remove dead or damaged branches, and fertilize in late winter before blooms emerge.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs occasional watering; supplement in dry hot spells.