Western Sand Cherry

Prunus besseyi

$30.00 + GST

A hardy, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a low-growing, rounded, spreading habit. Features grey-green foliage throughout the season, turning to an orange colour in fall. Produces showy, fragrant white blooms in mid-spring and purple-black berries in late summer. Good for making jams. Primarily used as a plum pollinator.

TYPE Deciduous Shrub SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 5 ft SOIL Well Drained
SPREAD 5 ft FLOWER Spring, White
ZONE 2 FRUIT Ornamental Fruit
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Latin Name: Prunus besseyi
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Size:

Medium size shrub

Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Fall Colour:

Orange fall colour

Pollination:

Self-pollinator/ used as Plum pollinator

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts birds

Applications:

Used as an accent or in a mass planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Native:

Native plant

Other:

Used in naturalized areas

Ornamental Features:

Aromatic

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Requires well drained conditions and will not tolerate standing water

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant once established

Pollution Tolerance:

Highly tolerant of urban pollution

Maintenance:

Occasional maintenance

Pruning:

Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed

Additional information

Pot Size

#2 Pot

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