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Prunus andersonii - Desert Peach

Prunus andersonii grows in the high desert and can frequently be found on the Eastern side of the Sierras into Nevada between 3000 and 8500 feet elevation. The Desert Peach has pink blooms in the Spring and produces fruit during a wet year and Almond-like nuts during a dry year. The bark of Prunus andersonii was used medicinally. The fruit can be made into jam. Prunus andersonii grows 4-6 feet tall and gradually spreads by underground rhizomes. The Desert Peach goes Summer deciduous in its native habitat. Prunus andersonii requires good drainage and minimal irrigation after the first Summer. The Desert Peach is Winter hardy in USDA zone 5.

Prunus andersonii, Desert Peach, Desert Almond

Pale pink flowers of Prunus andersonii - Desert Peach. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.