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Native Plant Guide

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indian plum; osoberry

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Osoberry loaded with fruit
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nice multicolored fruit cluster Osoberry in full bloom
Indian plum shrub

Oemlaria cerasiformis

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 15 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

Attractive late winter, early spring white blooms. The clusters of yellow to purple fruit are much sought after by birds. Only female plants fruit.

Keywords: birds, broad, edible, fire-resistant , purple, spreading, upright, white, yellow

Plans that use this plant:Dry, shady, Moist, part shade