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|Natural range of Prunus alleghaniensis|
The leaves of Prunus alleghaniensis are two to three and a half inches long, the tip is usually long and pointed. The leaf margins are finely toothed. The twigs sometimes have thorns. The bark is fissured in older specimens. The flowers are plentiful and white, eventually turning pink. The dark reddish purple fruit is half an inch wide, with a whitish bloom. The tree normally is about five to twenty feet tall with a diameter rarely exceeding half a foot.
Prunus alleghaniensis is not common in moist woodlands. It is typically found in elevations between 1200 and 2000 feet.
- "ITIS Standard Report Page: Prunus alleghaniensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
- "Prunus alleghaniensis". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
- Kershner, Mathews, Nelson & Spellenburg, "Field Guide to Trees of North America", (Sterling Publishing Co, New York, New York, 2008), p. 344-345, accessed the 18th of December, 2010
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