CHERRY PLUM, MYROBALAN
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees
This rich genus includes everything from English laurel to flowering apricots, cherries, peaches, and plums. (For edible varieties, see individual listings for apricot, cherry, peach, plum, and plum hybridss.)
Ornamental species and forms can be divided into two categories: evergreen and deciduous. Evergreen types are used chiefly as hedges, screens, shade trees, street trees. Deciduous flowering trees and shrubs, closely related to the fruit trees mentioned above, are valued for their winter or spring floral display as well as for attractive shape and for foliage form, texture, and sometimes even fall color. Many of these deciduous kinds offer a bonus of edible fruit.Prunus cerasifera
Most often used as rootstock for various stone fruits. Dark green leaves.To 30 ft. tall and wide.Pure white flowers. Red, 1–1 1/4-in.-wide fruit is sweet but bland. Self-sows freely; some seedlings bear yellow fruit.
Short-lived African natives. Narrow blue-green leaves are erect, then arching, forming clumps 1 ft. hi...
Native to Turkey, Caucasus, Siberia, China. This grass grows 30 in. tall, 20 in. wide. Open, airy shea...
Native to high plains of the West. Longtime favorite for pots, borders, and especially for cutting gar...