Prunus fasciculata

Prunus fasciculata

Desert almond

Thorny, deciduous shrub with peach-shaped fruits, 3 to 7 ft. tall, often forming thickets. Adapted to slopes, foothills and washes on well-drained soils. Good palatability to grazing animals.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 7 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
26.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
4,500
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Fruit Color: 
Grey to Green Berries