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Western Sand Cherry vs Majestic Magenta Phlox

Prunus pumila var besseyi

Phlox Majestic Magenta

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Western Sand Cherry
Majestic Magenta Phlox

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.

The Majestic Magenta is a compact ground cover plant that blooms with small, rich magenta flowers in early to mid spring. In spring expect an abundance of these star-shaped flowers.

The Majestic Magenta attracts the attention of birds and butterflies and this plant is popular for it’s low maintenance and salt-tolerance.

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

MAJESTIC MAGENTA PHLOX QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 0.2 m (0.5 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: white
Flowers: small, magenta
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low