Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

Prunus X Cistena


This is a lovely purple leafed shrub suitable for hedging in that it only grows to about 8.2 Feet. It wakes from winter with pink flower buds which open to single white/pink subtle flowers on the old wood and these are closely followed by bright reddish purple leaves which stay crimson red throughout the summer before changing to bronzy green autumn leaf color.


It likes moist, well drained soil and sun or semi shade and is adaptable to the urban environment tolerating poor soils, drought, heat or very cold conditions.


This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Flowers are fragrant

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Captain Nature
Spotted by
Captain Nature

Cut Bank, Montana, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team