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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
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Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
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Grapevine Canyon
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Plant Description

Origin: Native  Similar Species: Fendlera rupicola, Amelanchier alnifolia
General Description: Deciduous. Considered a shrub or small tree that is multi-branched or in clumps. It has a deep spreading root system.
Identification notes: Large, many-branched shrub; leaves oval, rounded or heart-shaped at base and rounded at the tip, moderately hairy; white flowers in groups of 6 to 10; fruits dark purple berries.
Height: 15 feet     Width: 15 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found on rocky hillsides, streambanks, pinyon-juniper woodlands and ponderosa pine forests.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 2000 - 7500 feet


Flowers

Color: White   Shape: Regular in clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - May
Description: Has 5 long and narrow petals to 1/2 inch wide with 3 to 6 in a cluster.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Yellowish-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: Leathery, yellowish green above and paler below with fine soft whitish hairs. The leaf margins are toothed above the middle of the leaf ending in a rounded tip. 1-1/2 inches long by 1 inch wide.


Fruit

Color: Bluish-purple   Type: Other   Description: Has a pome, fleshy apple-like fruits, to 3/8 inch in diameter. The pome can be persistent and remain dry and pulpy.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Ashy-gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Smooth   Bark and Branch Description: Stems may be 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Twigs are rigid.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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