Prunus besseyi ‘P011S’ (Pawnee Buttes)

Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry

  • White Prunus besseyi ‘PS’ (Pawnee Buttes), Prunus besseyi ‘P0S’, Pawnee Buttesand Sand Cherry

An outstanding selection of our western native sand cherry, Pawnee Buttes is a low growing, groundcover shrub with a profusion of fragrant white flowers in early spring and showy mahogany-red foliage in the fall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant. Prunus besseyi ‘P011S’ is a 2000 Plant Select® introduction.

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Very Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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SKU HBLL3XX

Details

15-18" tall x 4-6' wide (cutting propagated). Jutting up from the plains of northeastern Colorado, the Pawnee Buttes are a majestic sight. This starkly beautiful land is also a place of extreme weather and growing conditions. Discovered growing there, Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry is the unique groundcover variety selection of Sand Cherry. Enjoy it for its tough-as-nails constitution, groundcover growth habit, profusion of fragrant late spring flowers and fabulous glossy foliage. Fall turns the foliage a beautiful mahogany-red. Grows rapidly with modest supplemental irrigation and thrives in lean well-drained non-clay soils. A 2000 Plant Select® introduction.

SKU HBLL3XX
Common Name Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry
Botanical Name Prunus besseyi ‘P011S’
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Mature Spread 4-6' wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Very Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Adds Texture
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No
Associated SKUs HBLL321 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
80405 (Plant - 5" deep pot)

Planting Guides

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5.0

Really nice groundcover

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes:

    I really like this woody groundcover. I planted 6 of them along the hot edge of my garden next to the sidewalk. They're still small but flowered very nicely thus spring at the same time as the daffodils. Looking forward to them getting larger.

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    5.0

    Great on slopes

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    from Los Alamos, NM

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes:

      This is a great spreading shrub. I am ordering more of these. I am using it to stabilize a steep slope. Gorgeous color in fall!

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      4.0

      Planted in Fall and Doing Well This Spring

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      from Boise, ID

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes:

        Planted this last fall and just added cactus mix into clay soil. Each of these leafed out and are doing great so far! No extra watering in the high desert here. Can't wait to see how they take off...

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        Was it the particular one I was shipped?

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes:

              Listed as plantable in sandy or average soil, but it's not my impression that the latter is true. I planted mine in an emended bed, further adding sand to loosen the soil in the area of the new planting, but the specimen sent me never got past a little leaf out, and then died. It sounded like a considerably less finicky plant

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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