Chickasaw plum Rosaceae Prunus angustifolia Marsh. Listen to the Latin symbol: PRAN3 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, oblong to lanceolate, fine rounded gland-tipped serrations, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, shiny dark green above, dull and lighter beneath.
Flower: Small (1/3 inch), 5 white petals, reddish orange anthers, appear in clumps in early spring before the leaves.
Fruit: Drupe, bright yellow to red, round to oval, 1/3 to 1/2 inch in diameter, flesh juicy, ripening in late summer.
Twig: Slender, bright reddish brown, exfoliating grayish film, buds are small and reddish with loose scales, often with clusters of flower buds, leaf scars raised, may have thorny spurs.
Bark: Initially smooth reddish with numerous elongated light lenticels, later developing cracks and splits and becoming rough scaly and shallowly furrowed.
Form: A small shrubby tree, reaching heights of 20 feet, often found in dense thickets.

Looks like: American plum - Mexican plum - beach plum - chokeberry
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Additional Range Information:
Prunus angustifolia is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Chickasaw plum.
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External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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