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Western Sand Cherry vs Royal Purple Smokebush

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple

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Western Sand Cherry
Royal Purple Smokebush

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.

Royal Purple Smokebush is an attractive and dramatic shrub. Mid-summer you'll notice feathery, purple-pink puffs of airy seed clusters that give the illusion of smoke. The contrast of these seed clusters against deep purple-red foliage will make Royal Purple Smokebush your new favorite shrub.

It is tolerant of clay soil, drought, and deer, making Royal Purple Smokebush a hardy addition to any yard. Try it in a hedge, shrub border, or as an accent shrub; regardless of how you use it, this shrub will be a head turner.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

ROYAL PURPLE SMOKEBUSH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Fall colour: Purple and scarlet red
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low