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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Regular price $15.99 USD
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 The Purple Leaf Sand Cherry, also sometimes just called “purple sand cherry” is a very popular, fast-growing, beautiful shrub/tree that has gorgeous dark purple foliage during nearly the entire growing season! In the spring it also puts on a show of beautiful light pink-tinted blooms that are lovely to look at. The Purple Leaf Sand Cherry, which has the official science name of "Prunus × Cistena" is a quick-growing shrub that is easy for everyone to grow, even if you do not have a green thumb! The purple-leaf sand cherry can be grown as a shrub or it can be trained to be a small tree, depending on how you choose to trim it as it grows. They get similar colors to the dark purple Japanese maple trees. This is a very hardy (down to zone 3) plant that is very popular and looks good nearly anywhere you choose to plant it. The purple leaf sand cherry makes an excellent background tree/shrub or looks great as a stand-alone specimen. It can be planted close to paved surfaces and near utility lines and can also be used as a deciduous hedge. The purple-leaf sand cherry prefers to be grown in moist, but well-drained soils. It likes to grow in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
Name: Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Other Names: Prunus x cistena
Grow Zone: 3 to 7
Growth Speed: Moderate to fast
Light Requirements: Likes Full Sun or some shade 
Average Full Grown Height: 7' to 10' foot
Average Full Grown Width: 5' to 7' foot
Deciduous (loses Leaves) Or Evergreen (Holds Foliage All Year): Deciduous
Average Lifespan: 10 to 20 years
Sizing can vary, and the average height of the plant will vary. Plants (shrubs & bushes) such as this one grow wide, not just tall, so these are not judged on how tall they are when shipped, instead, they are judged mainly upon the size of the pot they are growing in, which gives you larger roots depending on the size of plant you choose that we have available. The bigger the pot means, the larger the plant will be right from the start.

Quart Pot — Up To 12” inches tall (fewer roots than trade gallon size)
Trade Gallon Pot — 12-24" inches tall (more roots than quart size)


All of our trees ship Bareroot which means they will ship with no soil and no pot. This allows the plants to have a safer trip through the mail as well as to cut down on shipping costs majorly. The roots will be carefully removed from the pot they are growing in, and then wrapped in moist material with the roots sealed up to keep them moist during transit. 

Shipping Restrictions

To follow your state regulations, we can not ship this plant to California, AZ, AK, HI

Deliveries to WA, UT, ID, NV, MT, ND, and SD MUST be shipped Bareroot.

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What Grow Zone Are You In? It Is Very Important To Know Your Grow Zone Before You Plant Anything In The Ground. If The Plant Cannot Tolerate Your Grow Zone, It Will Not Live.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Tabby M
we love them

we got our sand cherries back a while ago and they have been thriving and are now doRmant for the winter!! They added a couple inches of growth in just those two first months in the ground. Very good price, these plants seem to be hard to find from a reputable place especially

Fantastic! Thanks for the feedback!

Rodger Lewullun
Nice size for a good price

Got our sand cherries that have went dormant for the year already and got them planted. Scratch tested them and they are all very alive and had nice roots on them. Very fast shipping too!

Thank you very much for your business!

Ashlee Evans
just what i was needing

ordered 10, they arrived this week in good health. They are going dormant now that winter is coming especially up here in zone 5 already. Got them planted and excited to see them grow into a beautiful hedge

Thank you very much! We appreciate your business! Have a great week!

Lori H
Purple leaf sand cherry

All 10 plants arrived quickly and healthy. I've had them almost weeks now and they are already putting on new growth. I definitely recommend Weaver Family Farms Nursey. I will definitely be buying plants from them again. Thank you WFFN!

Thank you very much! We appreciate your repeat business! Happy it is doing well for you.

Gavin Ederne
yall are the best

healthy sand cherry plant came today! insanely nice roots! nice packing, nice instructions in the box. Thank you!!! yall are the best

Thank you very much! We appreciate your business and support! Without you, we would not exist!
-The Weaver Family