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Prune off affected portions of the shrub, making a clean cut several inches below.

Apr 16, Purple leaf sand cherry pruning isn’t complicated. Prune the oldest stems first, removing at least one-third of growth down to within a few inches (8 cm.) from the base. Additionally, cut damaged or dead growth at the base of the shrub.

Sep 21, Rejuvenate a neglected or overgrown purple-leaf sand cherry by hard pruning all of its branches down to within 6 inches of the ground in late winter, before its initial spring growth spurt. Tip Even with yearly pruning and careful cultivation, purple-leaf sand cherries become more susceptible to pests and diseases after they reach the age of 10 years and and begin to decline in health and vigor.

Dec 04, Pruning or Trimming Purple Sand Cherry and growing Sand Cherry from Cuttings. In this video you will see how I cut Purple Sand Cherry in the fall to make sure they grow nice and tight and don’t get thin and spindly. You will also learn how to take all of those clippings and use them to make hardwood cuttings of Purple Sand shrubpruning.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. How To Prune a Purple-Leaf Sand Cherry.

Purpleleaf sand cherry (Prunus x cistena) is a deciduous shrub prized primarily for its bright reddish-purple leaves that turn bronze-green in fall. This. If you are planting a hedgerow of sand cherries, prune back each individual plant before planting, so it is about 6 inches high. Hardy but short-lived shrubs that produce cherry-like “drupes” in fall, the purple-leaf sand cherry (Prunus x cistena) will generally require very little pruning, but it does require regular pruning to keep its shape.