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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry vs Bracted Honeysuckle

Prunus x cistena

Lonicera involucrata

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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Bracted Honeysuckle

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.

Bracted Honeysuckle is a shade loving shrub that is distinguishable from other honeysuckles by its square stem and pointed leaves. Native to most of North America, this honeysuckle is found along swamps, rivers, riparian zones and moist wooded areas.

If you have a erosion control project in mind, consider Bracted Honeysuckle.

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BRACTED HONEYSUCKLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 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: shiny, purple-black berries produced in pairs
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
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: bearberry honeysuckle, black twinberry, twinberry


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