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Highbush Cranberry vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Viburnum trilobum

Prunus x cistena

Highbush Cranberry
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Highbush Cranberry produces attractive white flowers in late June and bears edible fruit that matures to a bright red colour in the late summer.

This shrub, native to much of Canada, is fast growing, and its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked into a sauce to serve with various proteins. Consider buying one for your next home landscaping project.

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.

HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: red
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: edible red berries
Flowers: white clusters
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: gray and rough with a scaly texture
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

In row spacing: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


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