University of Rhode Island

Prunus maritima

Beach Plum

Rounded suckering shrub. Foliage is dull green. White flowers in May. Dull purple fruit ripening in August is edible. Grows in rocky sandy coastal soils, salt tolerant. Native to RI. 6’x 6’ or more.

© Copyright Mark Brand, 1997-2001. Image courtesy of the University of Connecticut.

J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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