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Murray Plum
Prunus murrayana


Murray plum is so rare that since its discovery in the Davis Mountains in 1928, no one has seen it with fruit. It grows in far west Texas primarily in igneous soil, but also on limestone. It normally occurs in thickets, but can be a single-trunked tree 12 to 15 ft. tall, as are a stand in the Glass Mountains. In the Del Norte Mountains it is a thicket-forming shrub of 3 to 6 feet tall. It is endemic to the Trans-Pecos.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub medium shrub small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: white, pink, red

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: unknown

Height: to 15 ft.

Width: to 15 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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