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Havard Plum
Prunus havardii


Havard plum is endemic to the Trans-Pecos Mountains from an elevation of 2800 to 5800 feet, and ranges into adjacent Mexico. It usually grows in limestone canyons and the rocky slopes of protected areas. Although it is highly localized in its distribution, it is not rare. This west Texas plant is a stiffly-branched, spiny shrub bearing its leaves in closely arranged bundles or clusters. With its heat and drought tolerance, picturesque branching and leaf arrangement, Havard plum has the potential for use as an ornamental shrub for west Texas landscapes.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: drupe

Height: 5 feet

Width: 3 to 4 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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