How To Prune a Purple-Leaf Sand Cherry. Purpleleaf sand cherry (Prunus x cistena) is a deciduous shrub prized primarily for its bright reddish-purple leaves that turn bronze-green in.
Apr 16, Pruning Purple Leaf Sand Cherry. Pruning should be done as needed after the flowers come in spring in order to maintain a tighter oval shape. Begin by trimming the oldest stems first, removing about a third of the existing growth, and leaving a few inches of the trunk exposed at the base. Always remove any branches or twigs that are damaged or treemulch.buzzcal Name: Prunus x cistena. Dec 04, Pruning or Trimming Purple Sand Cherry and growing Sand Cherry from Cuttings.
In this video you will see how I cut Purple Sand Cherry in the fall to make sure they grow nice and tight and don’t get thin and spindly.
You will also learn how to take all of those clippings and use them to make hardwood cuttings of Purple Sand treemulch.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Sep 21, Rejuvenate a neglected or overgrown purple-leaf sand cherry by hard pruning all of its branches down to within 6 inches of the ground.