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Purpleleaf Sand Cherry   

Prunus x cistena

'Purpleleaf Sand Cherry' is a plant in the Prunus genus with a scientific name of Prunus x cistena.

An early flowering ornamental cherry that produces small, light pink flowers in early to mid spring. These are accentuated by its purple foliage. The foliage colour is retained throughout the growing season. May be grown as a standard or as a shrub.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Cherry blossom pink. Leaves appear approximately as a   Pansy purple colour. A type of flowering ornamental, it mainly grows as a deciduous plant - which means that it sheds leaves annually. Purpleleaf Sand Cherry is known for its shrubby habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.50 metres (8.12 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

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How to grow Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 2 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

See our list of companion Plants for Purpleleaf Sand Cherry to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Purpleleaf Sand Cherry from seed

Transplanting Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

Common Purpleleaf Sand Cherry problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Purpleleaf Sand Cherry plants:

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry Folklore & Trivia

This is a hybrid between a species that is native to Asia (Prunus pissardi)and a species native to North America (Prunus pumila).1

Other names for Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry care instructions

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