Prunus x cistena

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Fast
Mature Height - 7-10'
Mature Width - 5'
Longevity - Short lived, 20 years or less

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Attractive single, pinkish, fragrant flower, borne after leaves have developed in April-early May
Fruit - Blackish purple color
Leaf - Foliage is intensely reddish purple and stays effective throughout summer; elliptic, alternate, serrated margin, thick, leathery texture, 2" long
Fall Color - Remains reddish purple
Bark - Reddish brown
Other Features -
Possible Use - As specimen plant, patio plant, small groupings, foundation plant
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, but is soil adaptable. Transplant from bare root, BNB, or container. Easily propagated from softwood cuttings. Zone 3b-7
Native Habitat -
Diseases and Insects -
Strength - One of the hardiest of purple leaf plants. Excellent color
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 139

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Cherry, Sand.
- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Prunus.
- Other plants of the species Prunus x cistena.