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Prunus x cistena
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Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs

Prunus x cistena is a hybrid cross between P.pumila and P.cerasifera Atropurpurea. It is a deciduous shrub growing from 7 to 10 feet in height, with a lesser spread. The foliage is an intense red-purple and keeps its color over the summer. The fragrant flowers are single and pink, appearing after the leaves have developed, mid to late spring. The fruits are purplish black. A very hardy plant, zone 2 to 8. Easy to propagate from softwood cuttings.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

White or pink

Foliage Color

Reddish purple then turn to green/bronze in fall

Plant Spread

5-6'

Good Companions

Plant Height

8'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

wet or dry


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Bloom Time

spring

Critter Resistance

Exposure

full sun

Growth Rate

fast

Seasonal Interests

spring/summer/fall