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Western Sand Cherry vs Amur Cherry

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Prunus maackii

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Western Sand Cherry
Amur Cherry

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.

Amur Cherry is a beautiful, fast-growing ornamental tree. It features attractive bronze/red bark that peels horizontally in strips.

This hardy tree bears white flowers in the spring, black fruit held in clusters in the late summer, and pointy leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: lemon yellow
Berries: small purple cherries
Berries: black fruit
Flowers: white
Flowers: white, in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: low




Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)

Other Names: amur chokecherry