Perfect as a small tree, foundation planting or colorful living hedge—can be pruned to just about any size. Deep purple leaves provide a beautiful contrast to the green of other landscape plants. Lovely light pink blooms in spring, and songbirds love the purple berries that follow. Space 4-6' apart. Not available in CA, OR, WA.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time: Early spring
Zones: 2 to 8
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Purpleleaf Sand Cherry Hedge Product Details
Prunus x cistena
Partial Shade/Full Sun
6 - 10'
4 - 6'
4 - 6'
2 - 8
3" reddish purple leaves.
Well-drained soils, pH adaptable
Moderate to fast
This plant can be grown as a small tree, featured item in a foundation planting or as a colorful living fence or hedge. Small pink blooms appear in spring after the leaves appear. Purple leaf color lasts all season long and adds a beautiful contrast to the green of most landscape plants. Prunus cistena can reach a height of up to 10 feet but can easily be trimmed to a shorter height.
Cross by Prof. N.E. Hansen in Brookings S.D. in 1909. Too much shade can result in a leaf color that is more bronze green than the beautiful reddish purple leaf color.
Purpleleaf Sand Cherry Hedge Customer Reviews
Purpleleaf sand cherryReview by Mary Orlando - Lawrence, MA Posted on 2013-03-21 13:16:51
I love this small tree it is graceful in my garden .It was one of the first shrubs I bought 15 years ago .It never dissapoints It is on a embankment. I love the flowers in Spring their fragrance is delicious like Grape juice or jelly! Lavender pink with burgandy stamins.