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Sandbar Willow vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Salix exigua

Prunus x cistena

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(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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Sandbar Willow
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Sandbar Willow is a deciduous species native to much of North America. This mid-sized, fast-growing shrub can be found in very wet areas, making it an ideal plan to use in a wet area with erosion risk.

Sandbar Willow has long, narrow green leaves, and its grassy narrow stems give it an attractive, bamboo-like appearance.

All willow are important to native pollinators each spring as they have higher amounts of pollen and nectar early each growing season when other food sources are scarce.

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry provides bright reddish-purple leaves that turn bronze-green in the fall. In the spring, tiny flowers with a pinkish white hue bloom. The flowers are small, but the impact comes from the shrub blossoming all at once.

The Purple leaf sand cherry can be susceptible to pests and diseases in more humid areas; a typical life span is approximately 15 years. Not suitable for a privacy hedge on its own but is often alternated with lilacs. Often used as an accent plant that attracts birds and bees.

SANDBAR WILLOW QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: dark red
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: the leaves and seed contain small amounts of hydrogen cyanide but are seldom consumed in any quantity

Other Names: purpleleaf sandcherry


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