Dwarf Red Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus x cistena

Pronunciation: PROO-nus sis-TEE-na
SKU #06687
2-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Prized for its masses of light pink flowers and deep purple foliage. Small black fruit follows the flowers in summer. A beautiful accent plant as either a multi-branched or a single trunk specimen. While there is seldom a large crop, the small, sour fruit may be used in preserves and pies. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring flowers, followed by fruit in summer.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Hedge
Design Ideas This small version of the flowering Plum is excellent for tight spaces around condominiums, town houses or apartment patios. May be grown as a standard in the ground or in large ceramic pots. Grow as a front-yard foundation accent or fit into spaces between driveways. Evenly space standards against a fence line separated by green hedges for a neat, semiformal effect. Use four matched specimens to create a formal parterre or to emphasize geometry of water features, walkways or living spaces.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Purple
Companion Plants Blue Spruce (Picea pungens); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Spirea (Spiraea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
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.

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