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Edible Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Britain (Temperate): P

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CL. Climber     D. Deciduous     E. Evergreen
SH. Shrub       T. Tree


Type BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME EDIBLE PARTS NOTES
D.CL. Parthenocissus quinquefolia   Fruit, stalks Self-supports on walls
D.CL. Parthenocissus tricuspidata   Sap Self-supports on walls
D.CL. Passiflora mollissima   Fruit - not freely borne Best in mild areas
  Other species include P. edulis and P. incarnata
D.SH. Peraphyllum ramosissimum   Fruit - rarely borne Very sunny position
E.SH. Pernettya leucocarpa   Fruit Lime-free well-drained soil. Dioecious
E.SH. Pernettya pumila   Fruit Lime-free well-drained soil. Dioecious
E.T. Photinia arbutifolia Californian Maybush Fruit Mild areas
E.T. Picea sitchensis Sitka Spruce Young shoots Wet soils. Tolerates exposed positions
E.T. Pinus albicaulis Whitebark Pine Seed Open, well-drained soil. Best in cold areas
E.T. Pinus koraiensis Korean Pine Seed Best in west and north Britain. Open, well-drained soil
E.T. Pinus pinea Stone Pine Seed Succeeds on chalk
  Other species include P. armandii, P. bungeana, P. cembra, P. cembroides, P. coulteri, P. culminicola, P. densiflora, P. edulis, P. flexilis, P. gerardiana, P. jeffreyi, P. lambertiana (sap also is edible), P. monophylla, P. monticolor, P. ponderosa, P. pumila, P. quadrifolia, P. remota, P. sibirica and P. torreyana
E.T. Pinus sabiniana Digger Pine Seed Sunny position. Most soils
D.T. Pistacia chinensis   Seed, young shoots and leaves Most soils. Sunny position
E.SH. Pistacia lentiscus Mastic Oil from seed Mild areas. Sunny position. Most soils
D.T. Pistacia terebinthus   Fruit, oil from seed Most soils. Sunny position
E.SH. Pittosporum phillyreoides   Seed - bitter Most soils
E.SH. Podocarpus nivalis   Fruit Mild areas. Dioecious
D.T. Podocarpus totara Totara Fruit Best in mild areas. Dioecious
D.T. Poncirus trifoliata   Fruit, young leaves Most soils. Sunny position
D.T. Populus wislizenii   Catkins Dislikes shallow or dry soils
D.T. Populus sieboldii   Young leaves and shoots  
  Other species with edible leaves include P. simonii and P. sargentii
D.T. Populus fremontii   Inner bark, catkins Dislikes shallow or dry soils
  The following also have edible inner bark: P. angustifolia, P. alba, P. deltoides, P. grandidentata, P. sargentii, P. tremula and P. tremuloides
D.SH. Prinsepia utilis   Fruit, oil from seed Sunny position. Light, not too fertile soil
  Other species with edible fruits include P. sinensis and P. uniflora
E.T. Prumnopitys andina Plum-Fruited Yew Fruit, seed Most soils. Dioecious
E.T. Prumnopitys spicata Matai Fruit Mild areas. Dioecious
D.T. Prunus armeniaca Apricot Fruit, oil from seed Warm sunny position. Some lime in the soil
D.T. Prunus avium Bird Cherry Fruit, gum from trunk Sunny position. Well-drained soil. Parent of Sweet Cherries
D.T. Prunus cerasifera Cherry Plum Fruit Sunny position. Well-drained soil with some lime
D.T. Prunus cerasus Sour Cherry Fruit, gum from trunk, oil from seed Most soils. Sunny position. Parent of many cherries
D.T. Prunus domestica Plum Fruit, gum from trunk, oil from seed Sunny position. Well-drained soil with some lime
D.T. Prunus dulcis Almond Seed, gum from trunk, oil from seed Sunny sheltered position. Well-drained soil with some lime
D.T. Prunus insititia Damson/Bullace Fruit Most soils. Sunny position
D.T. Prunus persica Peach/Nectarine Fruit, gum from trunk, oil from seed Sunny sheltered position. Well-drained soil
  All species of Prunus contain quantities of prussic acid, especially in the leaves and seeds. This is easily detected by a bitter almond-like flavour. If this flavour is not noticed or is only very mild then the fruit or seed of any species is edible though not always very palatable. Other species worth trying include P. americana, P. canescens, P. dasycarpa, P. divaricata, P. grayana, P. humilis, P. laurocerasus, P. maritima, P. mira, P. mume, P orthosepala, P. padus, P. pseudocerasus, P. pumila, P. salicifolia, P. serotina, P. simonii, P. spinosa, P. subcordata, P. tomentosa, P. virginiana and P. watsonii
D.T. Pseudocydonia sinensis   Fruit Sunny position. Most soils
E.T. Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir Young shoot tips Moist soils. Dislikes lime
D.SH. Ptelea baldwinii   Seed Most soils if well-drained
D.T. Pterocarya fraxinifolia Wing Nut Seed Sunny position. Rich soil, preferably moist
D.T. Punica granatum Pomegranate Fruit - not usually borne Well-drained soil
E.SH. Pyracantha angustifolia   Fruit Full sun, well-drained soil. Tolerates chalk
E.SH. Pyracantha coccinea Pyracanth Fruit Full sun, well-drained soil. Tolerates chalk
D.SH. Pyrularia pubera Oil Nut Fruit, oil from fruit Parasitic on roots of trees and shrubs
D.T. Pyrus communis Pear Fruit Sunny position. Well-drained soils

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