List of known hosts of plum pox

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Thus far, the only ornamental plant found to be infected naturally is P. glandulosa from one homeowner site in Pennsylvania.

Main hosts of concern

Apricots (P. armeniaca)
Common plum (P.  domestica)
Japanese plum (P.  salicina)
Peach (P. persica)
Nectarine (P. persica var. nucipersica)

Other hosts
Wild plum (P. americana)
Cherry plum (P.  cerasifera)
Dwarf flowering almond (P.  glandulosa)
Black thorn (P.  spinosa)
Japanese flowering cherry (Prunus serrulata)

Artificially infected hosts (Plants artificially infected in a lab that may be less susceptible in nature.)
Flowering plum (P.  triloba)
Manchu or Nanking cherry (P. tomentosa)
Purple leaf sand cherry (P.  x cistena)
Sand cherry (P. pumila)

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