Oemleria cerasiformis or Osmaronia cerasiformis Indian Plum or Oso Berry

  • Oemleria cerasiformis or Osmaronia cerasiformis,  Indian Plum or Oso Berry
  • Oemleria cerasiformis or Osmaronia cerasiformis,  Indian Plum or Oso Berry
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACU-Usually found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 1-2 ft., 6-12 in.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 10 ft., 7 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 20 ft., 12 ft.
 

By early March this shrub starts leafing out and blooms with pendant white flower clusters. Common in the lowlands west of the Cascades, it grows 15-20 ft.. Editable "Plums" are purple, olive-sized fruit, favored by birds and other wildlife. Only female plants have fruit.

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