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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry vs Alpine Currant

Prunus x cistena

Ribes alpinum

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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Alpine Currant

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.

Alpine Currant is a great shrub to plant along sidewalks, near building or at your property boundary as a hedge or accent species. It is widely used by commercial landscapers in parking lots and near buildings because of its hardiness, attractiveness, and pollution tolerance.

While Alpine Currant produces edible berries, they are not palatable.

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

ALPINE CURRANT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: small, bright red
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Flowers: greenish yellow and fragrant
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
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: purpleleaf sandcherry
Other Names: mountain currant


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