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Prunus x cistena

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More About Prunus x cistena

  • Small, fragrant, light pink flowers emerge simultaneously with the leaves
  • Scant, blue-black fruit ripening in July are eaten by birds
  • Semi-glossy, purple leaves occasionally turn pinkish in the fall
  • Upright, vase-shaped habit
  • Bloom Time: April

Zone:

3

Height:

175-200 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

Pink

Purple-leaf Sand Cherry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Purple-leaf sand cherry grows best in a semi-dry, fertile soil transplanting easily, and tolerating a wide range of soil types and conditions. Prune down by 30 cm, late spring, every few years, to maintain a fresh look. Though they can survive in partial shade, foliage will fade towards green without the sun. They can be grafted onto stems to create tree forms with small heads, or as multi-stemmed plants shaped into topiary.

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Prunus x cistena Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Oval
Upright
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Prunus x cistena

Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

Newport Cherry Plum