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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Regular price $15.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $15.99 USD
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Embrace the elegance and vibrant color of the Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Tree, a fast-growing and visually stunning addition to any landscape. Known officially as Prunus × Cistena, this versatile plant combines the allure of dark purple foliage that lasts nearly the entire growing season with the delicate charm of light pink-tinted blooms each spring. Whether you're an experienced gardener or new to the world of horticulture, the Purple Leaf Sand Cherry is remarkably easy to grow and care for, making it a favorite among all plant enthusiasts.

Highlights of the Purple Leaf Sand Cherry:

  • Vibrant Dark Purple Foliage: Enjoy gorgeous purple leaves throughout the growing season, bringing a splash of color to your garden.
  • Beautiful Spring Blooms: Light pink-tinted flowers offer a stunning contrast against the dark foliage, adding beauty and interest.
  • Versatile Growth: Can be cultivated as a dense shrub or trained into a small, elegant tree, fitting perfectly into various landscape designs.
  • Hardy and Popular: Thrives in zones 3 and up, making it a robust choice for many gardens. Its popularity stems from its easy care and spectacular appearance.
  • Landscape Versatility: Ideal as a background plant, a striking stand-alone specimen, or a deciduous hedge. It's adaptable to being planted near paved surfaces and utility lines.

Ideal Conditions for Your Purple Leaf Sand Cherry:

  • Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained soils for optimal growth.
  • Sunlight: Flourishes in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade, making it adaptable to different garden spots.

The Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Tree is more than just a plant; it's a statement piece that brings beauty, color, and life to your outdoor space. Whether you're looking to enhance your garden's aesthetics or create a natural hedge, this tree/shrub is an excellent choice.

Now available for sale, the Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Tree is ready to transform your garden into a haven of color and elegance. Don't miss the opportunity to add this captivating plant to your collection.

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 11 reviews
Melissa N.

Happy I found these. Awesome quality and easy to plant. Love the directions as they explain a lot from your experience!

Little small but healthy

These were a bit small I didn’t read descriptions I guess well but it is healthy.

Purple leaf cherry

Purple leaf sand cherries grow so fast. Ours a year ago and it has doubled or tripled in size already. Wow

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!