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Pawnee Butte Sand Cherry   arrow

Prunus besseyi ‘Pawnee Buttes’ (P011S)

Scientific NamePrunus besseyi ‘Pawnee Buttes’ (P011S)
Common NamePawnee Butte Sand Cherry
FamilyRosaceae
HabitGroundcover Shrub
Growth FormLow growing, groundcover shrub. Lustrous, green leaves turns to a showy mahogany-red foliage in the fall
Mature SizeHeight: 12-18″ Width:4-6′
FlowersWhite. Fragrant white flowers in April produce heavy crops of black cherries in the summer.
HardinessZones 4-8
Sun RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Sun
Water RequirementsVery Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise. Moderate to xeric
Soil RequirementsSandy Soil, Clay Soil, Loam Soil, Avery Soil
Other InfoNative to North America. Attracts butterflies, birds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Easy to Grow, Fragrant Flower/Foliage, Ground cover, Good Rock Garden or alpine plant. Cut back in spring after blooming is over, leaving 2-3 leaf buds on each branch.