We are in another blizzard warning. Wind, snow and blowing snow. Just another fun day in Minnesnowta.
Twigs from the Purpleleaf Sandcherry or Prunus x cistena
In June is sports a few light pink flowers.
After it blooms is when I should have pruned it. Maybe next June.
It turns more green than it should in our shady yard…but we love the heavy shade of the Oaks.
In the fall it turns to purple again sometimes with a bit of an orange cast.
For now it rests until spring and June which is five months away. It was the subject one day for some manual settings on my camera.
Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a Zone 2 shrub so it will withstand our winters. It is a no fuss plant, never gets extra water and exists from year to year without any care. My kinda shrub.