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PRUNUS x cistena

Commonly known as Purple leaf sand cherry

FRUITING CHERRIES

Red leaves and white flowers in spring. Black edible fruits
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Bush £22.00 each 

  • Deciduous - oval leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - slow-growing, upright shrub. Produces solitary flowers 1cm (½in) across sometimes followed by spherical, cherry-like, dark-purple fruit.
  • Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker.
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Flower Shape - Bowl-shaped -
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Serrate - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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Prunus / Fruiting Cherry Trees - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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