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prunus lusitanica and p. lyonii (and p. ilicifolia and others)
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/1/2017, 2:10 am, in reply to "Re: Some BLE I find Interesting. No Palms"
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/1/2017, 9:43 am
is the "Portugal laurel" from southern Europe which has quite bitter fruit NOT the Catalina cherry (prunus lyonii) which may not be tolerant of sustained high summer heat in Arizona. you might consider lyonii's close relation p. ilicifolia which is probably more tolerant of heat and drought and also has good fruit or the Mexican species p. salicifolia (Mexican bird cherry) or maybe p. virens (aka p. serotina ssp. virens)from the American S.W. might be worth looking at also.
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