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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry vs Black Elderberry

Prunus x cistena

Sambucus canadensis

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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Black Elderberry

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.

Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. You can plant this shrub in moist areas and it will help stabilize your soil. You can also use it on rural properties anywhere you'd use a lilac.

Warning: the seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and uncooked berries of the Black Elderberry are poisonous to humans when eaten in quantity. You should cook the berries to make them safe for human consumption.

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BLACK ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: black
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Flowers: fragrant, white and showy
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps
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

Toxicity: leaves, stems, and uncooked berries are poisonous to humans

Other Names: purpleleaf sandcherry
Other Names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry


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