Prunus cistena - Blue Heron Nursery

Prunus cistena

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

An upright shrub with deep, reddish-purple foliage. The color holds well all summer. The early spring flowers are fragrant, single, and light pink. It performs best in climates with dry springs. It prefers a site in full sun and moist, organically rich well-drained soil.  Use in borders, as an informal hedge, or for screening.

  • Common Name: Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
  • Height: 8' tall
  • Spread: 6' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 3 - 7

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