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Western Sand Cherry vs Dwarf Arctic Willow

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Salix purpurea Nana

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Western Sand Cherry
Dwarf Arctic Willow

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.

Dwarf Arctic Willow is a beautiful ornamental shrub that attracts butterflies. It grows into a low dense, rounded shrub with slender purple stems. The Dwarf Arctic Willow has bluish-green foliage throughout the season and stunning when planted as an artistic hedge. Cold hardy and juglone tolerant, this shrub will make a nice addition to your urban garden.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

DWARF ARCTIC WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: full sun
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: high





Other Names: dwarf blue leaf arctic willow, dwarf purple osier, purple willow, salix purpurea gracilis