Type: Broadleaf. Cistena Plum. Family: Rosaceae. [13] [14] [15] These purple-foliage forms (often called 'purple-leaf plum'), also have dark purple fruit, which make an attractive, intensely coloured jam. The fruits are edible and provide a great food source for many small birds including robins, cardinals, and waxwings. Or you can click on the other tabs to filter by root type and narrow your search. Synonyms Prunus cerasifera 'Cherry Plum' Prunus korolkowii. 1 Review Add Your Review. Prunus × cistena, the purple leaf sand cherry or dwarf red-leaf plum, is a hybrid species of prune-cherry, the result of a cross between Prunus cerasifera and Prunus pumila. Prunus x cistena. USDA Zone? Family Rosaceae Genus Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Flowering purple plum shrub, also known as purple leaf plum and purple leaf sandy cherry, is an ornamental flowering deciduous shrub suitable for a hedge in USDA zones 2 to 8. Full sun. Prunus × cistena (purple leaf sand cherry), a hybrid of Prunus cerasifera and Prunus pumila, the sand cherry, also won the Award of Garden Merit. The Cistena Plum flowering shrub is as well known for its fragrant pink flowers which pop out in the early to mid spring as it is for the striking purple to red leaves that remain through the summer months. All Hedging Use this View All tab to see our complete range of plants for this species. If you enjoy birds, flowers, and dark foliage, you cannot go wrong with a Cistena plum in your yard. Sun. Other Names: Cistena Cherry Description: A popular color accent shrub, upright-branched and wide spreading; small pink flowers in spring are elegant, but the reddish-purple foliage is a standout all season long; needs full sun and well-drained soil, excellent for adding lasting color to a garden Cistena Plum in a grouping, as a screen or hedge, or in a shrub border. Prunus x cistena. Cistena Plum likes to be planted in full sun or partial sun. Diseases in Prunus Cistena. It is planted most often for its deep reddish-purple leaves and white to pale pink flowers, which are among the first to appear in spring.Although it is short-lived compared to other trees, it grows fast and is great for use as a specimen, street, or shade tree. Cistena Plum Prunus x cistena Zone: 3 Height: 8’ Spread: 8’ Shape: Rounded shrub Foliage: Purple-red Fall Color: Reddish Flower: Very light pink, fragrant This extremely hardy large shrub is very fragrant in bloom. 0 0. 0. Western Sandcherry tends to sucker and prove to be a better bush, but can still be trained to be a tree. Prized for its masses of light pink flowers and deep purple foliage. Prune after flowering to keep trees vigorous. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. P. x cistena - P. x cistena is a slow-growing, upright, bushy, deciduous shrub with oval, reddish-purple leaves, red when young in spring, and bowl-shaped, white flowers in late spring followed by spherical, dark purple fruit. It is also a Firewise plant. Small, plum-colored berries also appear in the fall. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Deciduous. Newport Plum is an outstanding hybrid that most nurseries offer, and have light purble leaves that turn rich purple by the fall. Leaves red-purple, deepening in the summer and brighter in autumn Leaves red-purple, deepening in the summer and brighter in autumn Prunus x cistena 'UCONNPC001' PP# 29,575. The rich colors look great in any space, and it will become an excellent place for those feathered friends to gather. Discover (and save!) It’s the plum color the leaves turn in the fall that gives this shrub its name. Many of these birds also nest in the tree (2,3). SKU. Add to Wishlist; Share This . Prunus × cistena, commonly called purple-leaf sand cherry, is an upright deciduous shrub that typically grows 6-10’ tall and 5-8’ wide. It is a purple foliaged Plum member of the Prunus family. It also may be trained as a small tree. Print This Page. 6687. Birds and wildlife are attracted to the berries. ( 2,3 ) light ( sandy ), medium ( loamy ) and is pollinated Insects! By the fall is drought tolerant when it is most noted for masses., medium-sized deciduous tree, is a popular showcase plant in landscapes pink. 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