Oemleria cerasiformis seed (Indian Plum)


PNW bushy shrub with abundant trusses blooming almond scented flowers  in March which offers forage for bumblebees & hummingbirds. Ripens in June; blue barely edible fruit dangle from red stems.

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A wonderful bushy shrub with abundant trusses of very early spring flowers  that smell somewhat like almonds. Very few plants, especially woodies, bloom in March, so it offers forage for nectar/pollen seekers such as bumblebees and resident hummingbirds. Resulting fruits turn from yellow to orange to blue when ripe with a contrasting red stem which is the same colour scheme as Sassafras.  Fruits ripen in June and are barely edible having very thin bitter flesh over a fairly large seed; its more suitable for wildlife.  Prefers open forest edges with dappled shade; soils need to be moist in the spring, but can be dry during the summer.  Also known in nomenclature as Osmaronia cerasiformis or Nuttallia cerasiformis.

  • Seed Count: 12-15
  • Collection Date: July 2023
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Height and Width: 3m x 3m
  • Germination test type: float
  • Family: Rosaceae

How to germinate Oemleria cerasiformis seeds:

Soak seed 24 hours. Cold stratify 60-120 days. Germination is fairly prompt and growth is vigorous. Provide strong indirect light.

Additional information

Weight 4 g