Prunus besseyi

Prunus besseyi

Hardy, mounding native shrub with white blooms in the spring that yeild edible dark maroon fruits late in the summer. Both fruit and flowers contrast nicely against silvery grey-green foliage that turns a beautiful purple in the fall. Tolerange of hot dry areas and prefers well draining soil.

Plant Height at Maturity

5 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

4 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit

Upright | Round

Landscape Uses


Environmental Features

Native Species | Water-wise | Pollinator Friendly | Bird Habitat | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Alkaline Soil | Dry Soil | Calcareous Soil | Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Fall Color | Spring Flowering

Flower Color