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  Mexican Plum  
Common Name: Mexican Plum
Latin Name: Prunus mexicana
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Bright white flowers in spring and edible fruit; flaky or peeling bark.
Comments: Good fall color, yellow to red to purple; prefers well-drained soils.
Problems: Fruits can be messy; borers attack trunk. Some thorns on branches.
Firewise: Yes
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