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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

A smaller alternative to the purple leaf plum
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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

A smaller alternative to the purple leaf plum

Ships in 12-14 Weeks

Ships in 12-14 Weeks



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  • Holds the color all season
  • Small, spring blooms are fragrant
  • Grows to a manageable 6 to 10 feet
  • Zone 2-8
  • Height 6 - 10 feet
  • Flowering Date Early Spring.
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As 3 GALLON POT

We ship this item in Fall.

Cannot ship to: AE AK CA GU HI ID OR PR WA

Product Description

The Purple Leaf Sand Cherry, sometimes called a dwarf red-leaf plum, is both hardy and beautiful with vibrant color that holds all summer. In fact, sand cherries are an excellent, smaller alternative to purple leaf plums. The Purple Leaf Sand Cherry sports bright red leaves and dainty white-pink, fragrant flowers in spring. In summer, the leaves turn reddish-purple, and the shrub provides small purple fruits loved by songbirds. Darkening to a lush maroon in fall, it ends the season on a rich and vibrant note. This shrub works wonders as a standalone specimen plant, or can add interest to an existing hedge, border, or privacy fence. A beautiful contrast tree to add color to the green foliage in your landscape. Prunus x cisterna

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Prunus x cistena
  • Form: Shrub/Tree
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 6 - 10 feet
  • Spread: 5 - 8 feet
  • Spacing: 5 - 8 feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 2-8
  • Flowering Date: Early Spring.
  • Shipped: 3 GALLON POT
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Shipping Season: Fall
  • Flower Color: Pink, White
  • Flower Form: Small (1/2") single
  • Foliage Type: 2" ovate-elliptical leaves with serrate margins
  • Pruning: After flowering - late spring
  • Soil Requirement: Well drained soils, pH adaptable
  • Watering Requirement: Medium
  • Additional Information: Attractive foliage retains its color! Hardy shrub sports bright red leaves in spring, which turn red-purple in summer, maroon in fall. Pinkish-white early spring flowers. 6-10' tall, 5-8' spread. Purple leaf color all summer long.
  • Restricted States: AE AK CA GU HI ID OR PR WA


When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2022 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
1A-4B 9/5/22 - 10/28/22
5A 9/5/22 - 10/28/22
5B 9/5/22 - 10/28/22
6A & 6B 9/5/22 - 10/28/22
7A 9/26/22 - 11/11/22
7B 9/26/22 - 11/11/22
8A & 8B 9/26/22 - 11/11/22
9A-9B 9/26/22 - 11/11/22
10A-10B 9/26/22 - 11/11/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A - 6B: 10/24/22
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/7/22

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