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Ninebark vs Western Sand Cherry

Physocarpus opulifolius

Prunus pumila var besseyi

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Ninebark
Western Sand Cherry

Ninebark is a small, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or colour to any yard.

It features flaky, cinnamon-brown bark, attractive white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves.

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small pink to purple berry like follicles
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: small white clusters
Flowers: white
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low