Prunus Cistena


Prunus Cistena. An erect deciduous shrub with purple-red leaves. Pretty bowl-shaped white flowers in late spring, sometimes followed by dark purple fruit. Makes an attractive specimen shrub. Max Height 1.5m. Max Spread 1.5m. Flowers April to May. Fruits June.



Plants well in most moist well drained soils. Full Sun, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.