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Dwarf Purple-leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus cistena has dark red foliage, the pink flowers and red fruits

Dwarf Purple-leaf Sand Cherry


Article number: 2192600


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Product information "Dwarf Purple-leaf Sand Cherry"

This dwarf purple-leaf sand cherry is a slow-growing, upright ornamental shrub. The name of the dwarf purple-leaf sand cherry is due to its leaves which are dark red and have a metallic shine. Thae fruits that appear in autumn are also red; they are very tasty and are good for snacking, but also for preserving. The flowers are preceded by the fruits, which appear in a large amount in May. They are initially pink and later turn white, forming a nice contrast to the dark leaves. This ornamental shrub grows broad to a height and width of up to 1.7 m with a growth rate of only about 15 cm per year.
This ornamental shrub is very sturdy and tolerant to heat and cold. It can also handle a wide range of soil characteristics, however only a sunny to partially shaded location should be selected.
For Prunus cistena there are two possible pruning option: before flowering in the spring or after flowering in the summer. Both have a disadvantage, since the flowers are formed on two-year-old wood. For the pruning in the spring this means a bloom is lost and for the pruning in the summer, there is a loss of fruit. Nevertheless, pruning is recommended for the purpose of trimming the crown and rejuvenating the shrub so that the shoots inside the crown and those which have become too high can be removed.
The dwarf purple-leaf sand cherry is usually used as a solitary plant due to its picturesque growth, however also a group planting is possible. This shrub is also attracted when planted in a container.
Growth: Broad, bushy, upright
Final size: 1.7 m high and 1.7 m wide
Flowers: Pink, May
Leaves: Dark red, shiny
Use: Solitary plant, group plantings, containers, wild garden
Speciality: Edible fruits; the flowers are popular with bees
  • Flowering Period June
  • Final height 2m to 3m
  • Final width 100cm to 160cm
  • Available March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Fragrance slightly scented
  • Use for containers, as a hedge, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Easy Tip Based on our experience in the variety tests but also in customer service, we have awarded this plant with the title “Lubera Easy Tip”. With this designation, we emphasise only those plants that according to our experience work (almost) everywhere; they are easy to grow and bear fruits or produce flowers quickly and without problems. These are plants that can be enjoyed immediately and without effort once planted.

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