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Western Sand Cherry vs Carmine Jewel Cherry

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Prunus cerasus x fruticosa Carmine Jewel

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Western Sand Cherry
Carmine Jewel 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.

Carmine Jewel Cherry is a hardy deciduous shrub and hybrid variety of the University of Saskatchewan Sour Cherry. It produces dark, black cherries with small pits that are good for pies and wine making. The hardiest of the dwarf sour cherry varieties, Carmine Jewel Cherry is a beautiful accent or landscape/orchard tree.

Carmine Jewel is often the first cherry ready in the summer.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

CARMINE JEWEL CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Lowest Price: $9.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 2.0 m (7 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 dark purple cherries
Fruit size: 3.5g
Brix (sugar content): 17
Flavor: tart - best for pies and jams
Harvest: late July to early August
Flowers: small clusters of white blossoms
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 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