Darkstar® Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus x cistena 'UCONNPC001' PP #29,575

SKU
42328
This truly compact, improved sand cherry has a great upright and spreading habit, with dense branching from the ground up, and very clean, red-purple to maroon-colored foliage that does not fade during the summer. White-pink single flowers appear in spring before the foliage emerges. Great for spring color in a shrub border. A Monrovia Exclusive. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus sis-TEE-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Easy to grow in a wide range of soil types. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.

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