Floridata Article

Scrub plum (Prunus geniculata)

scrub plum

Scrub plum occurs in scrub and turkey oak sandhills in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Highlands Counties. This is a small plum, usually no more than 4' tall, with thorny, zigzag branches and twigs. Scrub plum's pinkish white flowers appear in February and March. The fruits, which ripen in April and May, are sweet and juicy but remain green. You can see scrub plum at Bok Tower Gardens, Babson Park Nature Center, Lake Arbuckle State Park and State Forest, and many of The Nature Conservancy's scrub preserves in Polk and Highlands Counties. This Endangered Species is available from some native plant nurseries. It does well in cultivation, requiring light, sandy soil and full sun.

Master Plant List

Click here to find plants in our Encyclopedia using the Master Plant List grid. Use this widget to search, sort and filter Floridata's plant database to easily locate Plant Profile pages. Use the dropdown menus to filter the grid to display items matching the selected Plant Type and Feature tags.

Plant Type Tags

tree icon
shrub icon
perennial plant icon
aquatic plant icon
cactus and succulents icon
grass icon
vine icon

Feature Tags

Attracts Birds
Attracts butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Edible Plants
Cutting and Arranging
for pots and containers
drought tolerant plants
grows in wet soils
ornamental fruits
fall color
foliage plants
easy to grow plants
fast growing

Site Search

Use Google to search all of the pages on Floridata including the Plant Profile pages

Newest Plant Profiles


Copyright 2015 Floridata.com LLC