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Prunus cistena

Prunus cistena

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

3a

USDA zone

-40°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Prunus cistena Overview

A hybrid between a purple-leafed form of Prunus cerasifera and the American sand cherry P. pumila. Has a weak-stem and is to 2.4m tall shrub with red-brown leaves to 6cm long. The white flowers are borne singly or in pairs in spring and are followed in summer by small deep purple fruit.

Common problems with Prunus cistena

How to propagate Prunus cistena

Grafting

Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

Seed

Special features of Prunus cistena

Hedge plant

Other uses of Prunus cistena

Hedging. Spring interest.