First Editions® Jade Parade® Sand Cherry

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Bring a marvelous sense of energy to your landscape with the low-maintenance First Editions Jade Parade PP33,014 (Prunus pumila 'UCONNPP002'). This ornamental groundcover shrub works hard all year long!

Willow-shaped leaves come on quickly to bring a soft texture to your planting. All season, their blue-green hue adds an ocean-inspired touch to the beautiful kinetic branch structure.

Just like Forsythia shrubs or Eastern Redbud trees, this cold-hardy selection is covered in blooms in the very early spring. Every branch is extravagantly frosted with tiny blooms that last for weeks.

Dainty spring blooms are composed of five white petals around an accent of electric yellow stamens. You'll see plenty of butterflies and beneficial pollinators, who appreciate these nectar-rich early resources. The flowers of spring turn into late summer fruit.

These small, dark cherries are so relished by local songbirds, that you may not even get a chance to spy them! Let alone pick a few for your own preserves.

Jade Parade® Sand Cherry is a giving plant that brings a positive balance to the sum of your landscape design. How nice to know that your thoughtful choice supports both pollinators and songbirds!

That eye appeal is highlighted in autumn, as nighttime temperatures start falling. Watch as the fine-textured fall foliage morphs from blue-green to a riotous mix of harvest yellow, pumpkin orange, and fiery red.

Even after the spectacular fall color leaves drop, Jade Parade® provides a sculptural accent for winter interest. Upright branching grows in a broad vase shape, giving an impression of movement as it catches and sculpts light snowfall.

Planting and Application:

Keep it as a low hedge in your front yard or backyard! You'll enjoy a noteworthy flowering, fruiting, and fall color display. You'll never get tired of these wonderfully useful plants. They stay low to the ground but spread wide to help you create a decorative landscape feature that draws the eye of all who see it.

Make the most of your existing garden assets and hardscape! Line either side of a wide sidewalk with a double avenue of Jade Parade® in mulched beds for a grand sense of entry. You'll get your weekends back with this low-maintenance contemporary design choice!

A continuous Jade Parade® Sand Cherry hedge delivers an intriguing formal contrast with its organic momentum and fine-textured foliage. Add structure to your landscape design with this selection.

Lift a circle of lawn and install a mass planting of Jade Parade® around a Tree Form Rose or Tree Form Hydrangea from our topiary experts. Edge with sophisticated stone pavers and get ready for the compliments. To create a solid low hedge, plant three feet apart on center. Plant additional rows behind it in a staggered, zigzagging pattern to install a mass planting.

Cover ground with these lyrical groundcover shrubs. Run them as a delightful edging plant on the sunny side of mature shrubs that may have grown a bit "leggy" at the base.

Because they are ruggedly waterwise once established, Sand Cherry also makes a great addition to Rock Gardens. Decorate the bottom of a retaining wall where reflected sunlight gets bright and hot. These could also be grown in garden troughs or rectangular raised beds. Imagine a sleek patio planting or urban balcony amplified by the desirable ornamental charms of Jade Parade®.

Line an informal badminton court or corral backyard soccer practice with an open rectangle of Jade Parade®. Flank either side of a generous opening with container gardens filled with Mom's favorite summertime flowers, or a pair of columnar evergreen trees.

  • Five Snowy White Petals Surround Brilliant Yellow Stamens
  • Incredible Spring Flower Display - Tiny Blooms Cover Each Branch
  • Butterfly Magnet
  • Fine-Textured Leaves Are Glossy & Blue-Green
  • Grows Low & Compact, But Spreads Wide
  • Fiery Yellow, Orange & Red Fall Color Display
  • Tiny Black Fruit Feeds Songbirds
  • Low Hedges, En Masse, Containers, Edging & Xeric Sun Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Jade Parade Sand Cherry where it receives full sun. They need at least six hours of sunlight a day for flowering and fruiting. Well-drained soil is essential and plant your shrubs with Nature Hills Root Booster to set up the root system for life with symbiotic mycorrhizal fungal support from day one. Elevate your planting bed to improve the amount of drainage your shrub receives in soggy conditions.

Apply a moderate amount of water on a consistent schedule for the first season. After that, apply supplemental water during long periods of hot, dry weather. Protect your investment with a three-inch layer of arborist mulch spread over the root system. Pull it back away from the stems.

Wait to prune until the flowers are done, as this selection blooms on old growth. Prune to shape at that time by reducing the length of wayward branches. To enjoy both flowers and fruit, renewal prune in spring to remove the oldest, fattest branches and let younger, more vigorous stems take their place.

  • Full Sun Deciduous Shrubs
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Best In Well-Drained Soil
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Low, Once Established
  • Prune After Flowering or Renewal Prune Early Spring

Garden designers appreciate the useful beauty of this choice. We'll sell out of our limited inventory of Jade Parade® Sand Cherry quickly, so place your order ASAP. This improved modern cultivar is also remarkably cold-hardy and requires very little care. Place your order of enough First Editions® Jade Parade® Sand Cherry to complete your entire project today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Editions® Jade Parade® Sand Cherry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Prunus pumila 'UCONNPP002'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes