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A picture of a Osoberry


Oemleria spp.

Also known as

Oregon plum

Oemleria cerasiformis 04012 by Walter Siegmund (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy


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Osoberry Overview

A monotypic genus comprising one species of suckering, deciduous shrub originating from the Pacific Northwest coast of North America. It is commonly known as osoberry or Indian plum and is characterised by its hanging racemes of greenish-white bell-shaped flowers that appear in late Winter before the leaf buds have broken. Leaves are narrow and lanceolate or oblong and new foliage has a smell that resembles cucumber. In cultivation they are often used as screening plants as they can form dense thickets of upright stems but in moist soils they can become invasive.