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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus x cistena shrub

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry creates a vibrant and attractive looking hedge. Its dark red-purple foliage has a strong presence through spring and summer before transforming into a warm bronze throughout autumn. Prunus × cistena's fluttery foliage is decorated with pale pink flowers during spring.

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry hedge (Prunus × cistena) description

Our Prunus × cistena hedging plants are best suited to moist, well-drained soils in sunny to partially shaded sites. Prunus × cistena can tolerate heat, cold and drought.

As a hybrid of the prune and cherry species, Prunus cerasifera and Prunus pumila, Purple Leaf Sand Cherry is sometimes known as Dwarf Red-Leaf Plum. 

Best uses for Prunus × cistena hedging

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry is particularly suitable for urban areas as it is tolerant of drought, heat and cold.

Combine Purple Leaf Sand Cherry plants with

Allow this colourful hedging species to stand alone for maximum effect.

Growth rate of Prunus × cistena hedge plants

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry hedging has an average growth rate of 20-40cm per year and it is ideal for hedging up to 2.5m.

Care and pruning advice for Purple Leaf Sand Cherry hedges

When planted properly most hedges need little attention - view our hedge planting advice here. Prune your Prunus × cistena hedge in late winter-early spring. A good tip - Don't forget to feed your Purple Sand Cherry hedges after planting - view our hedging care advice section for more information.

Planting density recommendations for Purple Leaf Sand Cherry hedge plants

For information on planting density please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. You can find out about planting density here.

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry hedging plants are available for purchase year-round as pot grown hedge plants.

Overall, our Purple Leaf Sand Cherry hedging plants are UK grown by our hands-on specialists who have years of nursery growing experience. Occasionally, we source Prunus × cistena hedging from outside of the UK. In this instance, we make every effort to ensure our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we consistently strive to provide the freshest condition hedging plants at the highest possible standard, all whilst maintaining our competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy Purple Sand Cherry hedging plants online with complete confidence.

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 2-7 days. *Some troughs, trees and premium products may take up to 14 days delivery.

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland. Please note, we are unable to deliver to N.I. and the Republic of Ireland.   (Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

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planting essentials

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bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

(min qty 12)


ornamental & fruit trees

all tools, irrigation, canes & mulch matting

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bare roots 1.2m+







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pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



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