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Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes

Pawnee Buttes 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.

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Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes - 2.5" Pot

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Common Name Pawnee Buttes Sand Cherry
Botanical Name Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes
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
Associated SKUs HBLL321 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
80405 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
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.


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        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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