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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry vs Blue Beech

Prunus x cistena

Carpinus caroliniana

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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Blue Beech

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.

Blue Beech is a beautiful, ornamental tree with enticing features. The foliage transforms throughout the season, offering a kaleidoscope of color. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, transforming to dark green, and then turn striking shades of yellow, orange, and red in fall. Once all the foliage has dropped, grooved, blue-grey bark becomes striking on a winter landscape.

Blue Beech has an attractive globular shape and has been successfully grown in both full shade and full sun locations. Make sure you provide ample moisture to ensure this tree thrives.

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BLUE BEECH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3b
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: any
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: dark red
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Nuts: Small nuts with earthy, sweet taste
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: low



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