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Labrador Tea vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Ledum groenlandicum

Prunus x cistena

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Labrador Tea
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: rust orange
Fall colour: dark red
Flowers: clusters of tiny white flowers which are fragrant, sticky and attractive to insects
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested

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