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Scientific Name: Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'
Pronunciation: PROO-nus sair-uh-SIFF-ur-uh
Common Name: Pissard plum
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves dark red; flowers pink in early spring; fruit dark red, cherry like but almost plums in summer. Winter ID: Small tree with open,, rounded crown to 10 m tall; buds alternate, red, oblong, pointed; twigs dark red.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:7 - 10m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Attract beneficial insects, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Street (boulevard tree), Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
Pissard plum
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Purple, Dark-red
Colour in Fall: Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Yellow, Red
Fruiting Time: Aug
Additional Info: Not showy, Edible, scanty fruit production most years locally and difficult to spot until fallen as the leaves are same colour

Bark or Stem Colour: Brown
Leaf Bud Type: Oblong
Leaf Scar Shape:Crescent shaped

Propagation: Softwood cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Scale insects, ( Rabbit resistant )
(BUG) BUG garden : 156, 167
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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