Prunus besseyi 'P011S'

Pawnee Buttes sand cherry, Prunus besseyi, Plant Select
Pawnee Buttes sand cherry, Prunus besseyi, Plant Select
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.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 15-18 inches
Width 4-6 feet
Flowering Season Early spring
Flower Color White
Sun Sun, Partial 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 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

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