University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/shrubselector
Western Sand Cherry
Prunus besseyi
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


All species of Prunus are prone to a number of disease and insect problems. The most serious problems of this species are brown rot and black knot.
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 6 
Mature Height: 4-6 Feet
Mature Width: 4-6 Feet
Features: Small white flowers in late spring; leaves are gray green in summer; sweet, edible, purplish black fruits.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soils best; tolerant of alkaline soils.
Mature Form: Broad spreading due to suckering
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: This species tends to be short lived (usually less than 20 years).

You Might Also Like You Might Also Like