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Cultural Details for Prunus x cistena

Common Name:
Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Attractive single, pinkish, fragrant flower, borne after leaves have developed in April-early May

Fruit Details:
Blackish purple color

Fall Color:
Remains reddish purple

Bark Details:
Reddish brown

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade, but is soil adaptable. Transplant from bare root, BNB, or container. Easily propagated from softwood cuttings. Zone 3b-7

This plant was blooming:
4/7/2010 - 4/19/2010
4/2/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 139

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.