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Wild plum flower – Berkeley, California

February 24, 2013

 

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Prunus americana flower

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  1. February 24, 2013 10:08:17 pm

    Beautiful, and part of the reason why I want to plant a row of hardy wild plums (we call them cherry plums) at the front of the property and interweave them with Washington Hawthorns around the perimeter of the property for bee/butterfly attractants, fruit producers for the birds and native animals and habitat for the birds and insects. There is no truer sign that spring is on it’s way than the cloud of gorgeous white/pink flowers that the cherry plums deliver 🙂

    • February 25, 2013 10:08:36 pm

      One of my brothers made wine out of cherry plums a few years ago, it was very good. They also provide the best rootstock for grafting more domesticated plum varieties.

      • February 25, 2013 10:08:39 pm

        I collected all different kinds as there are a lot around here and am going to grow them from seed. They are very hardy and as you say, make great rootstocks. Might even see if I can graft greengages onto them 🙂

  2. February 26, 2013 10:08:36 am

    Reblogged this on tilliiie.

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