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Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Introduce bold foliage color to a landscape with the Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry shrub. New leaves are vibrant red and settle into a dark burgundy tone before transitioning into a deep green. Also known as Prunus x cistena 'UCONNPCSDR', this shrub also blooms. Dainty white flowers emerge in the spring and provide a stunning contrast against the vibrant foliage.

Use this colorful shrub as a foundation planting or to create a border along a deck or patio. This medium-sized shrub can create a stunning hedge without obstructing sight lines. The foliage provides lovely color in a mixed bed. Bees and butterflies enjoy the spring flowers, allowing this plant to support pollinators. This shrub is a fast grower that reaches full size quickly, allowing you to enjoy its mature appearance in just a couple of growing seasons. Grow Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry shrubs in zones 2 through 8.

Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Care

Choose a planting location with partial shade to full sun. The Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry prefers loamy, moist soil that is slightly acidic and well drained. This shrub is drought tolerant and can handle dry conditions but it appreciates water during a prolonged drought. Apply a ring of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and provide nutritional support.

Remove dead or damaged branches at any time. Prune to shape in the spring after the flowers fade. The Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry blooms on old wood, so pruning after blooming ensures a full flush of flowers each year.

Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Spacing

Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry plants stand 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Space shrubs 4 feet apart to create a continuous hedge.

Stay Classy™ Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 Feet
Spacing: 4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: White Shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Green and Purple Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Stay Classy Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Other Name(s): Purple Leaf Sand Cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus x cistena 'UCONNPCSDR'
SKU:
PRUSC123

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations