Prunus cistena

Purple Leaf Sandcherry


Image courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

  • A small shrub-like tree
  • Purple-red foliage through the summer
  • Light pink flowers in late spring
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Spring
Spring
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Songbirds
Dry Soil
Dry Soil



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Use a hedge or border

Plant in sun or part sun

Tolerates poor or sandy soils


Height: 7-9 ft
Spread: 5-6 ft
Price Level 1: $34.99 ea.~#3
Bloom Color:
Zone: 4-8
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Drought Tolerant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Purple

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Moist, Well-Drained