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PRUNUS cistena
Sand Cherry


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:: Rosaceae :: PRUNUS :: x cistena (cerasifera 'Purpurea' x pumila)
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Main asset

A small, hardy shrub, easy to live with, to use in hedge for its dark purple foliage, to make contrast with clear shrubs.


Shrub version of Prunus 'Pissardii', with slightly darker foliage and white bloom.

Deciduous shrub or small tree of slow growth, with red obovate new leaves turning dark purple. The pinkish then white flowers appear in May, followed by small edible black cherries.

  • Uses: Mixed hedgerows

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: schrubby
  • Height: 1.5 m x 2.5 m (5 ft x 8 ft)
  • Growth: slow to medium
  • Flowering period: May
  • Époque de fructification : June-July

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: obovale
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Flowers shape: rosaceae
  • Flowers colour: white
  • Forme des fruits : cherries
  • Couleur des fruits : purple


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)