Found this shrub that my plant app (PictureThis) identifies as a Damson plum. It was growing in an abandoned raised bed on a property I’m selling. As far as I knew, they were only naturalized in the Northeast of the country and I’m in NW Missouri. My app is usually pretty dang accurate and it does seem more shrubby than the wild plums that grow in the woods around here.
So my question is, would you add this wild-card to your permaculture garden? So far I’ve been pretty particular in choosing only improved varieties of fruit trees/berry shrubs, but why leave behind a good sized fruit shrub? Supposedly Damson is little-changed over the centuries with only a few improved varieties out there.
greg mosser wrote:not to be a downer, but the plant pictured is not a damson. nothing in the prunus genus has opposite leaves like that.
Wow, you'd think my plant app would have caught that simple classification detail! Fortunately I did not plant it in the fenced garden after all. It's off on an embankment and time will tell what it really is.