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The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry falls into the following type(s): Flowering Tree
The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry grows to be 7' to 10' feet in height.
The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry has a spread of about 5' to 7' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Medium to Fast growth rate.
The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry grows in Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wide Range soils.
The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry has a(n) Rounded shape.
This is a very hardy flowering landscape specimen with reddish-purple foliage all summer. It is an excellent contrast tree that can also be used as a deciduous hedge. It can be planted close to paved surfaces and near utility lines and is winter hardy. Our Purpleleaf Sand seedlings are grown from seed or cuttings.
The Purpleleaf Sandcherry is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and coyotes. Birds nest in its branches.
A cross between Prunus pumila and Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea' developed by Dr. N. E. Hanson of South Dakota State University in 1910. The parents of this hybrid are native to Western Asia and Caucasia (P. cerasifera) and the northeastern United States (P. pumila). Prunus is the Latin name for plum, and cistena comes from the Sioux word for baby. The fruit is used for making jams, jellies, and pie.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
Simple, alternate,intense reddish-purple color all summer.
Fragrant light pink to white flowers.
Late April to early May.
Small, sour, black-purple in color, and sparse in quantity.
Valued for its reddish-purple foliage, fragrant white and pink spring flowers. Tolerates many soils, requires full sun to light shade to maintain foliage color. The purple-black fruit is an important source of food for many small birds and mammals including robins, cardinals, and coyotes. Birds often nest in its branches. Grows 7' to 10' with smaller spread. (zones 3-7)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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