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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry vs Nannyberry

Prunus x cistena

Viburnum lentago

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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Nannyberry

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.

Nannyberry is a hardy shrub known for attracting wildlife. Its clusters of white flowers and tasty berries are suitable for bees, birds, and other animals.

Nannyberry is also used in urban yards and landscaping. This shrub makes a beautiful ornamental and is small enough to grow underneath power lines. Its berries can be eaten fresh or used in baking and preserves.

Makes a great hedge or privacy screen in an urban yard. Often has great red fall color to complement its spring flowers.

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

NANNYBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: red
Berries: red to purple
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Flowers: white
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Bark: gray and scaly
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
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: purpleleaf sandcherry
Other Names: sheepberry, sweet viburnum


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