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Purple-leaf Sand Cherry
Prunus x cistena
Purple-leaf Sand Cherry leaves
Size:

Small
Size: medium
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 black knot and peachtree borer.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7 
Mature Height: 7-10 Feet
Mature Width: 6-8 Feet
Features: Pinkish white, fragrant flowers in spring; leaves are red-purple all season.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soils best.
Mature Form: Oval to rounded
Native To: Of hybrid origin
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Purple
 
Fall Foliage Color: Purple
 
Additional Notes: This species tends to be short lived (usually declines after 10 years).

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