Darkstar® Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Prunus x cistena 'UCONNPC001' PP #29,575
Pronunciation: PROO-nus sis-TEE-na
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Small Spaces|
|Companion Plants||Blue Spruce (Picea pungens); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Spirea (Spiraea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.