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Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

Reddish Purple Foliage Attracts Birds


The Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a deciduous ornamental shrub. Its outstanding color would make it a great choice as a focal point in your yard or by an entranceway. Several would also do well as a hedge.


“Ornamental” is certainly the perfect word for the Purpleleaf Sandcherry.


Right from the first foliage that forms in the spring, the three inch leaves are a reddish-purple, and they’ll maintain that strong color in your yard throughout the summer months.


Small white flowers with a strong pink influence will emerge in the spring, softening the bright effect of the early foliage.


As fall grows closer you’ll see the leaves transition to a red-bronze hue before they fall.


In late summer/early fall, small black cherries will form. You will likely miss it but the birds certainly won’t. They’ll be happy for the helping hand you’ve given them as the summer season begins to draw to a close.


The Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a dense-growing shrub that reaches eight feet in height with an equal spread. It has an upright growth habit that becomes spreading with age.


It tends to establish itself very quickly, so you won’t have to wait long to witness its outstanding benefits. It’s also hardy, long-lived and beneficial to wildlife.


If you’re looking for a small shrub with enormous ornamental appeal, the Purpleleaf Sandcherry is the perfect choice.


*Small Pinkish White Flowers


*Purple Foliage


*Bronze Red Foliage in Autumn

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Hardy Review by Tommy
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The purpleleaf sandcherry is a good ornamental tree for the North. It is hardy.
Fast growing Review by Edy34
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Purple foliage of the purle leaf sandcherry next to a white flowering dolgo crabapple is quite a nice combination. They both grow fast after the first year.
Smells so sweet Review by MonteCarlo
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I just purchased my first two SandCherries. I had planned on planting them on either side of my "bridal" bush. But when I got home I found that spot too shaded. I have now planted them near the house on the south side. My concern is that they may be too close to the house? They are currently 2.5 feet away. Should I move them to a different location?I chose these for their color plus the wonderful aroma!
Stunning Review by oath101
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I just got this little bush and to my surprise it belongs to the same family as my Nanking Sherry and I can only say positive things about it. First of all, the color of the leaves are stunning. I have planted it behind a yellow and green yellow bush in full sun. I have very fertile soil so I'm hoping it will do as well as my other cherry. I can't wait for the fall and next May to see the beautiful flowers.
Prettiest shrub I have ever grown Review by martyl
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I purchased my Purpleleaf Sandcherry in Spring of 2006. It has grown and bloomed so pretty for only having it a year. I like it so much that I bought 2 more this Spring.They are all gorgeous!

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Plant Facts

Family Prunus x cistena
Foliage Purple
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 7 - 8 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-7
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Round
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Pink and White
Fall Color Red

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