Plant Uses & Characteristics:

  • Height: 7-10 ft.
  • Spread: 5-7 ft.
  • Foliage Color: Maroon
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Flowering Period: Late Spring


  • Growing Conditions:
  • ​​Sun Exposure: Full sun to Part Shade
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

Purpleleaf Sandcherry

Native to our region, this is a good winter hardy shrub. In the spring, it has pink/white blossoms that are fragrant. After it blooms, the foliage will remain a reddish-purple.

Prunus x cistena