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Jade Parade® Sandcherry

Prunus pumila 'UCONNPP002'

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Jade Parade Sandcherry (Prunus pumila 'UCONNPP002') at Gertens

Jade Parade® Sandcherry

Jade Parade® Sandcherry

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Sandcherry

Brand:  First Editions


A medium-sized ornamental shrub featuring showy white flowers in spring followed by tart black cherries in summer; low spreading with upward arching branches; great fall color; very hardy and adaptable, excellent for dry locations

Ornamental Features

Jade Parade® Sandcherry is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant white star-shaped flowers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has bluish-green foliage with silver undersides. The glossy pointy leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. The fruits are showy burgundy drupes with black overtones, which are displayed in mid summer.

This plant is primarily grown as an ornamental, but it's also valued for its edible qualities. The small round tart fruit is most often used in the following ways:

  • Preserves

Landscape Attributes

Jade Parade® Sandcherry is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Jade Parade® Sandcherry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Jade Parade® Sandcherry will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing  Orchard 
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features
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