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Re: Fruit edible on that prunus?
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 6/18/2017, 11:51 am, in reply to "Fruit edible on that prunus?"
like many prunus species (sometimes called "choke cherries") the fruits are very bitter and essentially pretty yucky for most folks though the birds seem to like them and because they do can spread seeds (and later seedlings) all over. a handsome tree nevertheless just as tough as "English" laurel but with a more refined texture.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
grow eucalyptus, banksias, telopeas, grevilleas, bottlebrush, mexican pines and oaks