Mexican Plum

Mexican Plum Prunus MexicanaMexican 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.