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Purpleleaf Sand Cherry


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Introducing: A Distinct Way to Celebrate Spring

Intense Red-Purple Shrub Provides Color Through Fall

The Sand Cherry shrub is an ornamental delight, with burgundy leaves reminiscent of a dark, red wine.

The perennial shrub renews its foliage each spring and stays colorful well into the fall. Then, its leaves become bronze and really stand out. You’ll appreciate the small tree as a focal point near an entryway, a foundation, or simply as a landscaping accent. It can also be pruned into a formal hedge.

The distinct, ovate-elliptical leaves lend a pop of exquisite color to your landscape, especially set against a green backdrop. You’ll make a bold statement with the Sand Cherry, and the vibrant plant will grab your guests’ attention, season after season!

More Than a Beautiful Shrub – It Produces Large Dainty Flowers

Start looking forward to beautiful flowers every May when the elegant Sand Cherry shrub bursts with whitish-pink blossoms! A member of the Rose family, the Sand Cherry produces buds and blooms that contrast exceptionally well with its dark foliage. You’ll be delighted by an explosion of fragrant, solitary blooms, each measuring about ½ inch across, as it brings fresh flowers to your garden, year after year.

Want Fast Results? You’ll Get it!

You can’t help but be impressed by the Sand Cherry’s energetic leafy growth that unfurls from its center and pursues an oval habit. In fact, growers are advised to prune the shrub at least once per year because the Sand Cherry is so robust! The grower shrub quickly establishes itself in moist, well-drained soil and will reach heights upwards of 10 feet. Since the Sand Cherry becomes very lush in a short amount of time, you’ll get beautiful benefits, right away.

You Won’t Have to Fret ANY Forecast with This Resilient Shrub

Among purple-leafed shrubs, the Sand Cherry distinguishes itself by surviving nearly everywhere in the U.S. (Zones 3-8). The tough hybrid doesn’t blink at droughts, hot summers, or cold winters. With occasional irrigation and pruning, you can expect year-round resiliency. Although most Sand Cherry shrubs live 10-15 years, this is often because growers miss the appearance of pests. With good care, expect the plant to live even longer.

Attract a Wide Range of Birds

As well as being a splendid flowering shrub, the Sand Cherry offers small, black-purple cherries in late summer. The fruit is very inconspicuous, as it blends so well with the shrub’s foliage, but you can count on songbirds to find it! You’ll benefit local wildlife and get a garden filled with birds as the Sand Cherry draws them in, beautifying your space in more ways than one.

Don’t hesitate to add this beautiful shrub to your garden. Order quickly!

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Product Details

    Mature Height:6-10 ft.
    Mature Width:5-8 ft.
    Sunlight:Full Sun
    Growth Rate:Fast
    Botanical Name:Prunus
    Does Not Ship To:AZ
    Grows Well In Zones:3-8 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors

    (hardy down to -30℉)

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