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Western Sand Cherry vs Valentine Cherry

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Prunus x kerrasis Valentine

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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Western Sand Cherry
Valentine 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.

Valentine Cherry is a hardy deciduous shrub and hybrid variety of the University of Saskatchewan Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries in 2004. This medium-sized self-pollinator produces tart, bright red fruits in large clusters in late summer that are perfect for jams, pies and jellies. Valentine Cherry is ideal as a landscape or orchard tree.

Due to declining demand, 2015 was the final year we grew Valentine Cherry.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

VALENTINE CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Berries: large red cherries
Fruit size: 4.5g
Brix (sugar content): 15
Flavor: tart - best for pies, jams, and canning
Harvest: early to mid August
Flowers: small clusters of white blossoms
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







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