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Common Juniper vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Juniperus communis

Prunus x cistena

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Common Juniper
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Common Juniper is a wide spreading, coniferous shrub with scaly needles and small, berry-like cones. Used as a landscaping shrub, it typically grows 3 or 4 feet tall and will not spread like Creeping Juniper.

You can plant Common Juniper near building foundations or beneath larger trees to provide year-round color and texture to your yard with minimal maintenance.

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.

COMMON JUNIPER QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 3a
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: green
Fall colour: dark red
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
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