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Virginia Creeper vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Prunus x cistena

Virginia Creeper
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Virginia Creeper is a fast-growing, climbing vine. Its root-like tendrils attach themselves to any non-smooth surface, even brick, but will also grow as a ground cover.

Virginia Creeper makes a beautiful ornamental plant for your garden; its attractive foliage turns from green to deep red in the fall. Birds will love its red berries.

The Purple Leaf Sandcherry provides bright reddish-purple leaves that turn bronze-green in the fall. In the spring, tiny flowers with a pinkish white hue bloom. The flowers are small, but the impact comes from the shrub blossoming all at once. The Purple leaf sand cherry is susceptible to pests and diseases; a typical life span is approximately 10 - 15 years. Not suitable for a privacy hedge but good as an accent plant that attracts birds and bees.

VIRGINIA CREEPER QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: red and purple
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small hard purple berries
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: berries are toxic, leaves irritate skin

Toxicity: the leaves and seed contain small amounts of hydrogen cyanide but are seldom consumed in any quantity



Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no