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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry vs Wentworth Highbush Cranberry

Prunus x cistena

Viburnum trilobum Wentworth


Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Wentworth Highbush Cranberry

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.

Wentworth Highbush Cranberry is an abundant producer that will make you think of the perfect cranberry sauce when you see it. Its large fruit is tasty in jellies and sauces. In the spring it has clusters of white flowers and contrasted against green foliage that turns a deep red in the fall. Great for garden borders or mass planting, you'll be able to enjoy your cranberry on your table and in your yard.



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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: brilliant red
Berries: 12mm, edible red berries
Fruit size: 1
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: none
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: wentworth redwing cranberry

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