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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus x cistena

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

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.


PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY
QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: low
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

Tags: All Items, Fall Colour, Flowering, Interesting Foliage, Shrubs

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no

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