Sandcherry, Eastern Sand Cherry Prunus pumila - Prunus pumula

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Botanical Name:

Prunus pumila







Common Name:

Sandcherry, Eastern Sand Cherry

Seeds Per Pound:
4.23 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
1-3 feet
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In Stock: 4.23 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 9 seeds)
10 gram (~ 53 seeds)
1 oz (~ 151 seeds)
1 lb (~ 2415 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Prunus pumila, commonly called sand cherry with eastern, western, Great Lakes and Susquehana varieties, is a species of Prunus native to eastern and central North America, from New Brunswick west to Ontario and Montana, south to North Carolina, and southwest to Arkansas.
* It is a deciduous small shrub that grows to 10–40 cm (rarely to 180 cm) tall, forming dense clonal colonies by sprouts from the root system. The leaves are leathery, 4–7 centimetres (1.6–2.8 in) long, with a serrated margin.
* The fruit is a small cherry 13–15 millimetres (0.51–0.59 in) diameter, ripening dark purple in early summer. more...
Prunus pumila , commonly called sand cherry , [ 1 ] Bessey cherry , [ 1 ] dwarf cherry , [ 1 ] eastern sand cherry , [ 1 ] Great Lakes sand cherry , [ 1 ] prostrate dwarf cherry , [ 1 ] Rocky Mountain cherry , [ 1 ] or western sand cherry , [ 1 ] is a species of Prunus native to eastern and central North America , from New Brunswick west to Ontario and Montana , south to North Carolina , and southwest to Arkansas . [ 1 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Prunus pumila is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in). It is hardy to zone 2. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
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