Dwarf Red Leaf Sand Cherry
Prunus x cistena
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PROO-nus sis-TEE-na|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring flowers, followed by fruit in summer.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Blue 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: 2-8