PAWNEE BUTTES® Sand Cherry
Prunus besseyi 'P011S'
A graceful, ground covering form of our native sand cherry. Lustrous, green leaves turn bright red and purple in fall. Fragrant, white flowers in April produce heavy crops of black cherries in summer that are attractive to wildlife. Shrub. Xeriscape. Tips from the pros: Give it plenty of room to grow, however occasional hand pruning of small limbs will keep this well-behaved plant in a beautiful uniform shape.
|Flowering Season||Early spring|
|Sun||Sun, Partial Sun|
|Water Needs||Moderate to xeric|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 3-8|
|Soil Type||Clay, loam, sandy|
|Good for Pollination||Yes|
|North American Native||Yes|
|Annual Commercial Maintenance||After its mature, select a few larger branches and prune them off to about 6" above ground and let plant rejuvenate.|
|5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance||In the spring trim over all height back to less than 18" and allow it to rejuvinate.|
|Elevation Guide||Up to 8125 ft|