AWARD

PRUNUS x cistena

Commonly known as Purple leaf sand cherry

FRUITING CHERRIES

Red leaves and white flowers in spring. Black edible fruits
Further Reading....
  • 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.
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  • 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

PRUNUS x cistena

 
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  • 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
  • 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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Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
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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