Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

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Showy white flowers bloom in spring before purplish-red foliage opens and mature into edible, dark purple fruit. Makes a striking accent or specimen. Foliage contrasts with yellow- or silver-leaved foliage.

Companion Plants

Butterfly Bush

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Butterfly Bush

Wonderfully fragrant flowers on arching stems attract a profusion of butterflies to the garden. Stunning in the perennial garden, for mixed shrub plantings or in large groupings. Remove faded flowers for continuous bloom. Prune hard in early spring.

Potentilla

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Potentilla

Yew

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Yew

Details

Common name

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

Botanical name

Prunus x cistena

Zone

USDA 3 - 7

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Bloom color

Purple

Bloom time

spring

Light

sun

Height

8' (2.4 m)

Habit

rounded

Water

1-2 times per week

Feed

in spring

Maintenance

apply mulch