Sand Cherry

Sand Cherry

Order the exact amount of seedlings you want, rounded to the nearest 10.


Excellent for wildlife habitat, providing both food and cover; drought resistant.

Latin name: Prunus besseyi

Type of tree: broadleaf (native shrub)

  • Bark (colour and texture): reddish brown; develops silver hue with age
  • Leaves (shape, size, etc.): narrow; smooth; glossy; silvery upper surface
  • Form: short shrub

Height: 0.5 to 2 metres

Growth rate: fast

Fruit and flowers: white clusters of flowers forming late May to early June; small purple to black cherry fruit follows flowers

Soil: adapted to broad range of soil types and moisture conditions; prefers well drained sites

Limitations: short lived; suckers to form thickets; can experience winter die-back but will regrow