Cherry, Western Sand
Category: deciduous shrub Size: medium
Mature Size: 3' x 6'
Zone: 1 - 3, 10 Growth Rate: moderate
Foliage: grey-green turning to purple, 1-2"
Elevation (if known): to 7,5000'
Water: Once established, requires little water.
Soil : sandy to loamy
Comments: Withstands heat, cold, wind, and drought. A parent of hardy hybrid plums. One of the 7 prunus species allowed in the San Luis Valley. Mine didn't fare well -- died after a few years.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no
Street Tree? no Street Tree Conditions:
CO/NM native? yes Native to: Northern Mid US and Canada
Information Sources: Sunset Western Garden Book; USDA Plants