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Prunus caroliniana Monus

This is a large, evergreen shrub or small pyramidal tree with shiny green leaves. Its dense growth make it an excellent screening shrub, but not a good choice for planting close to your house due to its rapid growth.  

In the spring fragrant flowers adorn this plant, followed by dark blue-black berries in the summer. These berries (drupes) adorn the plant in the fall and winter months serving as food for the birds. 

Drought tolerant, this plant also tolerates deer, rabbits and other creatures because of its high concentration of hydrocyanic acid content.

*Deer Resistant*. Although drought tolerant, it does best in moist soil.  

Ornamental Characteristics
Category SHRUB
Foliage Type BROADLEAF EVERGREEN
Height 10 - 20'
Spread 8 - 12'
Shape PYRAMIDAL
Primary foliage Color DARK GREEN
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season SPRING
Flower Color CREAMY WHITE
Berries BLACK
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate MODERATE
Sun Preferences FULL SUN OR PART SHADE
Water Preferences Average: ensure planting area provides adequate drainage
Cold Hardiness Zone 6-8