Sand Cherry


Prunus pumila

  • Part Shade to Full SunPart Shade to Full Sun
  • Dry to Medium
  • Sand Loam

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

A unique shrub native to sand dunes, rocky shores, or beach ridges. Its thick and waxy looking leaves contrast with beautiful white flowers in the spring. The purple fruit are acidic or bitter, and can be used in preserves or dried. Alternatively, leaving the fruit for local wildlife is a great option. Plant in a dry sandy location with part shade to full sun.

Image credit (Flowers): A. A. Reznicek (University of Michigan)

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 6 feet

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