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Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry (Prunus)

Prunus besseyi P011S
SKU: HC014227
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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. 12-18" tall x 4-6' wide.
key features
Botanical Name
Prunus besseyi P011S
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Winter Interest, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


12-18" 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, a 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. Cut back in spring after blooming is over, leaving 2-3 leaf buds on each branch.
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