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Western Sand CherryPrunus besseyi

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  • Height5 FT(2 M)
  • Spread5 FT(2 M)
  • Zone2
  • Sunlight ConditionFull Sun
  • Soil ConditionWell Drained
  • Fruit/EdibilityOrnamental Fruit
  • Flowering TimeSpring
  • Flower ColorWhite

A hardy, multistem deciduous shrub with a low-growing, rounded, spreading habit. Features grey-green foliage throughout the season, turning to an orange colour in fall. Produces showy, fragrant white blooms in mid-spring and purple-black berries in late summer. Good for making jams. Primarily used as a plum pollinator.


  • Medium size shrub
  • Medium growth rate
  • Orange fall color
  • Self-pollinator
  • General garden use
  • Mass planting
  • Plum pollinator
  • Attracts birds
  • Edible fruit
  • Xeriscape
  • Aromatic

Optimal Growing Conditions:

  • Plant in a full sun location
  • Prefers well drained soil, abut can tolerate both dry and moist conditions, and will not tolerate standing water
  • Considered to be drought tolerant
  • Highly tolerant of urban pollution


  • Low maintenance
  • Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed

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