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Prunus x cistena /Purpleleaf Sandcherry

Prunus x cistena  / Prunus x cistena
Typical purple foliage throughout the growing season
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Typical purple foliage throughout the growing season

Dense foliage on branches growing near the ground on a relatively young tree

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Scientific Name: Prunus x cistena
Common Name: Purpleleaf Sandcherry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Reddish-purple, leathery textured leaves and a round crown on a small tree. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Borers, Japanese beetles, and canker all attack this plant and it generally lives only about 10 years. It is tolerant of urban conditions.