Bring a marvelous sense of energy to your landscape with the low-maintenance First Editions® Jade Parade™ (Prunus pumila 'UCONNPP002' PPAF). This ornamental groundcover shrub works hard all year-long!
Keep it as a low hedge, or use it in a mass planting in your front yard or backyard. You'll enjoy a noteworthy flowering, fruiting and fall color display.
Just like Forsythia shrubs or Eastern Redbud trees, this cold-hardy selection is covered in blooms in 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.
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.
The flowers of spring turn into late summer fruit. These small, dark cherries are so relished by local songbirds, you may not even get a chance to spy them!
Jade Parade Sand Cherry is a giving plant that brings a positive balance to the sum total of your landscape design. How nice to know that your thoughtful choice supports both pollinators and songbirds!
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 sees it.
That eye-appeal is highlighted in autumn, as nighttime temperatures start falling. Watch as the fine-textured 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 broadly vase-shape, giving an impression of movement as it catches and sculpts light snowfall.
This improved modern cultivar is also remarkably cold-hardy and requires very little care. Place your order for First Editions Jade Parade Sand Cherry today!
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.
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 big "leggy" at the base.
You'll get your weekends back with this 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. A time-tested professional secret to make the landscape live large is to create a series of smaller garden rooms.
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.
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.
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. Elevate your planting bed to improve the amount of drainage your shrub receives.
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.
This is a long-term planting and your order should include Nature Hills Root Booster. This provides a symbiotic relationship that supports the smallest feeder roots as they access micronutrients from the soil over the entire life of your shrub.
Protect your investment with a three-inch layer of wood 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.
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.
Please order enough plant material to complete your entire project to avoid disappointment. You'll cherish these outstanding groundcover shrubs.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Prunus pumila 'UCONNPP002'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Orange, Red|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|