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Western Sand Cherry vs Canada Plum & American Plum

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Prunus nigra and americana

SAVE UP TO 65%

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Western Sand Cherry
Canada Plum & American Plum

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.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Canada and American Plum are almost identical in appearance and growth needs. These plants are short and stout fruit trees native to North America.

This hardy ornamental is excellent for both city dwellings as well as rural areas. During the spring, the white and pink blossoms are long lasting. The tasty fruit is suitable for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

Both are commonly used as rootstock and as pollinators for other plum varieties. These trees are not widely distributed and pure seed can be hard to come by.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

CANADA PLUM & AMERICAN PLUM QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.29 - SAVE UP TO 65%
Lowest Price: $12.99 - SAVE UP TO 13%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: attractive yellow, gold
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: small clusters of white blossoms
Flowers: white
Bark: grey and scaly with age
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: american plum, black plum, canada plum, horse plum, wild plum


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