Prunus fasciculata var. fasciculata 01 Fruit of Prunus fasciculata, northern end of Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona. Habit and habitat of branch and leaves of Prunus fasciculata, northern end of Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona.
File:Prunus fasciculata form 1.jpg Prunus fasciculata var. fasciculata Prunus fasciculata var. fasciculata
Common Name Desert almond, Sand almond, Desert peach
Latin Name Prunus fasciculata
Family Rosaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones  
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Dry slopes of coastal mountain north to San Luis Obispo and south to the Mojave Desert from 2,000 to 6,000 feet, and east into Nevada, Arizona, and Utah
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained
Water Once to twice per month depending on soil in hot weather
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width To 9 feet, usual 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Small, narrow, green, deciduous
Flowers Tiny, white flowers, not showy, March and April
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, background
Garden Suitability Thornless, Ethnobotanical, Mojave
Nature Value Browed by animals
Native American Uses Medicinal, fruit eaten, wood used to make arrow fore shafts, dye made from leaves
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/desertalmond.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/183929/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=prfa
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_fasciculata
    Images and data http://www.schweich.com/imagehtml/IMGP1930sm.html
    Image http://www.keiriosity.com/rosaceae/prunus_fasciculata.htm
    Images http://www.mojavenp.org/prunus_fasciculata_mojave_national_preserve.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/543.htmhttp://www.laspilitas.com/plants/543.htm
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PRFAF
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