Purpleleaf Sand CherryPrunus x cistena
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. It can be planted close to paved surfaces and near utility lines and can also be used as a deciduous hedge.
While there will never be a large cherry crop, the fruit is commonly used for making jams, jellies and pie.