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Sandcherry, Western

Characteristics

Height and Spread Western Sandcherries are a small shrub that grows up to 2 metres in height and may have a crown width of 1 to 2 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Likes loamy soil and full sun. Can withstand drought.

Form Western Sandcherries have branches that spread outward from its center.

Flower/seeds Clusters of 2 to 4 white flowers turn into berries that can be eaten fresh or used in jam or pies.

Leaf Western Sandcherry leaves are smooth, dark silvery-green and oval shaped. They can be up to 5 cm long and 2 cm wide.

Bark/wood Bark is greyish-brown.

Berries Dark purple or black berries are shaped like a cherry.

Pruning Prune to keep shape.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Taphrina leaf curl, black knot and fireblight. Wildlife may eat tender cherries from shrub.