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Amur Cherry vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus maackii

Prunus x cistena

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Amur Cherry
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Amur Cherry is a beautiful, fast-growing ornamental tree. It features attractive bronze/red bark that peels horizontally in strips.

This hardy tree bears white flowers in the spring, black fruit held in clusters in the late summer, and pointy leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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.

AMUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: lemon yellow
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: black fruit
Flowers: white, in spring
Flowers: pinkish
Bark: dark red to purple
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Suckering: low
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to horses, cattle, etc.)

Toxicity: the leaves and seed are slightly toxic

Other Names: amur chokecherry
Other Names: purpleleaf sandcherry