Prunus caroliniana from Virginia in SC

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There are a few of these trees growing in our suburban Charleston neighborhood, and after squinting at a lot of online photos, I’m thinking this may be Prunus caroliniana? Can you confirm or correct, please? I took the photos a few days ago, so it’s in fruit now.

Many thanks,

Hi Virginia,

you are correct – it is the Carolina laurel cherry, Prunus caroliniana, a native evergreen shrub.  It can also be spread by birds which like the fruits.


Dr. Steven R. Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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