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Western Sand Cherry vs Amur Maackia

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Maackia amurensis

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Western Sand Cherry
Amur Maackia

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 Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: brown
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: small clusters of white blossoms
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: maackia


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