Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana)
Mexican plum packs a punch. It is a Texas-tough ornamental tree that has attractive exfoliating bark and provides a delightful bloom display in early spring. Both wildlife friendly and drought tolerant, Mexican plum can be grown in full sun or as an understory tree, preferring deep, well-drained soil. It produces edible, if tart, plums that make delicious jam or jelly.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun to part shade|
|Mature height||15-30 ft|
|Host plant||Tiger swallowtail butterfly, cecropia moth|