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Lowbush Cranberry vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Viburnum edule

Prunus x cistena

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Lowbush Cranberry
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Lowbush Cranberry is a short, deciduous shrub native to North America. Its white flowers bear sour but edible fruit that ripens to a brilliant red in fall. Lowbush Cranberry's small size makes it suitable for urban use; buyers will also find it useful if trying to reclaim land back to its original species or when landscaping with native species in damp conditions.

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.

LOWBUSH CRANBERRY QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: red
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: edible red berries
Flowers: white clusters
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high




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

Other Names: high bush cranberry, highbush cranberry, mooseberry, moosomin, pembina, pimbina, squashberry
Other Names: purpleleaf sandcherry


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