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5 gallon Potted (SKU: 3801)
(52 units - G) Available Now - Details   -  

List Price $100.00   In Stock

Hardiness Zone: 5-8   ·   Mature Height: 6-10 Feet   ·   Mature Spread: 5-6 Feet

Buy Purpleleaf Sand Cherry online. Multi-branched upright form 6 to-10 feet' high, 5 to 6 feet wide. The foliage is an attractive purple-red all season long. Fragrant white to pinkish white flowers in early spring, purple-black fruits in summer. Deciduous. Can be grown as a small tree or shrub.

Family: Rosaceae · Common Name: Cherry/Peach/Plum/Almond/Nectarine/Apricot

Prunus species cannot be shipped into CA, OR, or WA.

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  • A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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PURPLELEAF SAND CHERRY Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
Bark Type*
Flower Color*
Light Pink
Flower Type*
Single Blooming
Growth Rate*
Leaf Color Fall*
Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Leaf Type*
Plant Type*
Preferred Planting Season*
Fall Planting
Spring Planting
Summer Planting
Propagation Methods*
Cuttings or Divisions
Exposure (Short)
Full Sun


  1. Cheryl - Oct 10, 2007
    Monroe Township, NJ (Hardiness Zone: 6)

    I have four of them growing as trees. The purple-red leaf color is superb all season long. The real show is in the Spring when it flowers. It takes your breath away. It's a 'must have' for every garden.

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PURPLELEAF SAND CHERRY Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips

Prunus is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.