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Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Prunus x cistena shrub

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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.

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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. However, 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.


Showing 20 of our total 28 reviews, with an average rating of 4 stars. Read all 28 reviews for Purple Leaf Sand Cherry.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
October 12, 2019 | Dr.Joff
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Not all hedging suppliers have this, plants seem healthy

September 16, 2019 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Good sized plant, but roots not very secure in the compost, however they seem to be doing well.

August 20, 2019 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Good product for price and ok so far

June 8, 2019 | Jonathan
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Great plants and in great condition

March 31, 2019 | Allan Cook
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

As Above

March 9, 2019 | Andrew Macnamara
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Plants arrived in good condition within 10 days.

December 12, 2018 | Godfrey Ling
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

As Above

November 9, 2018 | Adam Hayes
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

As Above

June 2, 2018 | Sally Anne Macdonald
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

One shrub looks quite different to the other; not so upright

April 2, 2018 | george mac donald
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Great service thank you would use again

February 14, 2017 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry


January 24, 2017 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

October 3, 2016 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Fine but a little tired

October 3, 2016 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

the product exceeded our expectation and the packaging demonstrated how much they cared about their products

May 1, 2016 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

The 6 plants look full of promise. A little compost had spilled out because the plants could move about in the box. What about a cardboard nest device to hold the plants still? Less sturdy stems might have got broken.

April 26, 2016 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

As Above

February 18, 2016 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Excellent quality

February 7, 2016 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Arrived safely. Have not planted yet.

April 29, 2015 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

the plant looks very healthy

November 24, 2014 | Anonymous
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Fine condition

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Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
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Over 1.2m






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Pot Size 10L & Above
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(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
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  • Orders £100 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £100 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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