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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus x cistena

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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.

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY
QUICK FACTS

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

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

Other names: purpleleaf sandcherry

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no

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