A couple years ago we started planting lots of these around our Nursery & Garden Center and you can see why from these photos we took yesterday. The Purpleleaf Sand Cherry is lovely!
This is a very hardy flowering landscape specimen with reddish-purple foliage that keeps its unique color all summer. Because of this, the purpleleaf sand cherry makes an excellent contrast tree. While there will never be a large cherry crop, the fruit is commonly used for making jams, jellies, and pie.