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Darkstar® Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus x cistena 'UCONNPC001' PP #29,575

Pronunciation: PROO-nus sis-TEE-na
SKU #42328
3-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
CARE
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.