Sand Cherry (Please Select Size Below)
"Prunus pumila, commonly called sand cherry, Bessey cherry,
dwarf cherry, eastern sand cherry, Great Lakes sand cherry,
prostrate dwarf cherry, Rocky Mountain cherry, or western sand
cherry, is a species of Prunus native to eastern and central North
America, from New Brunswick west to Ontario and Montana, south to
North Carolina, and southwest to Arkansas.
It is a deciduous small shrub that grows to 10–40 cm (rarely to 180 cm)
tall, forming dense clonal colonies by sprouts from the root system. The
leaves are leathery, 4–7 cm long, with a serrated margin. The flowers
are produced in small clusters of two to four together, 15–25 mm
diameter, with five white petals and 25–30 stamens. The fruit is a small
cherry 13–15 mm diameter, ripening dark purple in early summer.
aka Prunus pumila