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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry vs Blue Treasure Haskap (Honeyberry)

Prunus x cistena

Lonicera caerulea Blue Treasure

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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
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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 Treasure Haskap is a late season cultivar, ideal for cooler climates, and a favorite from Berries Unlimited. The berries are delectably sweet and ideal for fresh eating, but can also be made into jam, juice, and wine.

Pair this variety with Strawberry Sensation or Boreal Blizzard Haskap to ensure cross pollination and fruit production occurs. Expect to see high yields in the fourth or fifth year of growth.

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

BLUE TREASURE HASKAP (HONEYBERRY) QUICK FACTS

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: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Berries: oval, heart shape blue-purple berries
Brix (sugar content): 20
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: very late, mid June to mid July
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium



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