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Western Sand Cherry vs Round Leaf Hawthorn

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Crataegus rotundifolia (Crataegus cyclophylla)

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Western Sand Cherry
Round Leaf Hawthorn

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.

Getting its name from rounded, toothed leaves, the Round Leaf Hawthorn is a winter hardy shrub that grows small, red, berry-like fruits.

Commonly used for landscaping, this shrub can also be found along stream banks and in wooded areas. Caution is advised when handling the Round Leaf Hawthorn, as it can have sharp thorns approximately 1" long.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

ROUND LEAF HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: white
Flowers: showy white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: low
Suckering: none