PAWNEE BUTTES® Sand Cherry

Prunus besseyi 'P011S'

PAWNEE BUTTES Sand Cherry | White flowering shrub in spring | Plant Select
Prunus besseyi | Red shrub in fall | Plant Select
Green summer leaves on this form of native sand cherry | Plant Select
PAWNEE BUTTES® sand cherry is a graceful, ground covering form of our native sand cherry. Fragrant, white flowers attract pollinators in April. By summer, this low-growing shrub produces heavy crops of black cherries that are attractive to wildlife. The lustrous, green leaves turn bright red and purple in the fall. Shrub. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Give it plenty of room to grow. Occasional hand pruning of small limbs will keep this well-behaved plant in a beautiful, uniform shape.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 15-18 inches
Width 4-6 feet
Flowering Season Early spring
Flower Color White
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 3-8
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant No
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2000
Annual Commercial Maintenance After it's mature, select a few larger branches and prune them off to about 6" above ground. Let plant rejuvenate.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance In the spring, trim all height back to less than 18" and allow it to rejuvinate.
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft

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