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Scientific Name: Oemleria cerasiformis
Pronunciation: oh-em-LER-ee-uh see-ras-if-FORM-iss
Common Name: Oso berry, Indian plum
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Upright, deciduous shrub; leaves oblong to oblanceolate, glossy, dark green/softly hairy, gray-green beneath, held upright, cucumber-like smell; male and female flowers on separate plants, female flowers yellowish to greenish-white, petals white, bell-shaped, scented, hanging from leaf axils, 5-10 per raceme; drupe black, edibile; bark bitter.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Fragrance, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Summer interest, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Oso berry, Indian plum
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Oblong
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Green, Yellow
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Blue, Black, (Turning from yellow to pink to very dark blue)
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark Morphology: Smooth, Prominent lenticels, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown
Leaf Bud Type: Narrowly conical (Distinctive smell)
Leaf Scar Shape:Crescent shaped

Propagation: Seed, Greenwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant )
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