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OEMLERIA cerasiformis

Commonly known as Indian plum, Oregon plum, Osoberry

Fragrant greenish white ribes-like flowers. Attractive pale green new growth.
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  • Deciduous - narrowly oblong or lance-shaped, glossy, dark-green leaves to 9cm (3½in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - thicket-forming, suckering shrub with upright, eventually arching, shoots. Where there are male and female plants plum-like, purple-black fruit to 3cm (¾in) is produced.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - one of the first plants to come into leaf
  • Pests & Diseases - can beccome chlorotic in shallow, chalky soil
  • Place of origin - western North America.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - bell-shaped
  • Racemes - pendent racemes to 10cm (4in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Woodland garden -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - almond scented.
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)

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