Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) grows along roadsides and fencerows. It is found throughout Iowa, but it is not common.
Hardiness: Zones 6 through 8
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Shape: Rounded
Height: 15-30 feet
Width: 20-25 feet
Site Requirements: Full sun and various soils
Flowering Dates: February - March
Seed Dispersal Dates: August - September
Seed Bearing Age:
Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly
Seed Stratification: Stratify seeds in moist sand for 30-60 days in a greenhouse, then cold stratify (36°F-41°F) for 60-90 days.