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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 RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, 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.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Compact Form, Multi-Season Interest, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBlue Spruce (Picea pungens); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Spirea (Spiraea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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