PurpleLeaf Sandcherry
Purple Leaf Sand cherry
Purple Leaf Sandcherry shrub
Purple Leaf Sandcherry bush
Prinus x Cistena - Purpleleaf Sandcherry Fruit
Prinus x Cistena
Purple Leaf Sandcherry Bush
Purple Leaf Sandcherry Flowering shrub

Purple Leaf Sandcherry


  • This Purple Leaf Sandcherry ships in a 1 Gallon Pot, 36" tall
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The Prinus x Cistena - Purpleleaf Sand Cherry is a hardy flowering shrub with unique reddish-purple foliage, and maintains its coloring well throughout the summer months. Grows in A rounded shape with long serrated leaves and light pink to white blossoms. Blooms fragrant blossoms in late April-early May followed by small yield of blackish colored drupes in July.

Fruit is edible yet slightly acidic, commonly used in jams jellies and pie. Considered and important food source for wildlife such as robins, cardinals and coyotes, birds commonly nest in their branches as well.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Pink flowers, fragrant

    Additional features: Fragrant, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, and Fall Color

    This Purple Leaf Sand Cherry comes in a 1 Gallon pot.

    Size: Mature size can reach 7’-10’ x 5’-7’

    Light: Partial to full sun

    Hardiness zone: 3 - 7

    Characteristics: Grows in a rounded shape. Winter hardy. Fragrant light pink to white colored blossoms. Lasting colored foliage. Small, acidic, edible fruits.

    Growth Rate: Moderate to fast

    Soil, Water, Fertilize: acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, and clay soils with soil pH between 3.7-7.3.. It is not drought-tolerant. Tolerant to a variety of different soil types and is winter hardy.

    *Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

    Hardiness zone for this plant: 3 - 7

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    Purple Leaf Sandcherry

    Dozens of small light pink to white blossoms decorate the slender branches prior to small acidic blackish fruit yields in mid summer. The fruit are considered and important food source for wildlife such as robins and cardinals. The reddish purple coloration of the leaves remain well into the summer months before the arrival of autumn.
    Fun Fact: The scientific name is Prinus x Cistena, Prinus meaning Plum in Latin x Cistena the Sioux word for baby.


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