Prized for its masses of light pink flowers and deep purple foliage. Small black fruit follows flowers. A beautiful accent plant either as a multi-branched or single trunk specimen. While there is seldom a large crop, the small, sour fruit may be used in preserves and pies. Deciduous.
Prunnus x cistena is a hybrid cross between P.pumila and P.cerasifera Atropurpurea. It is a deciduous shrub growing from 7 to 10 feet in height, with a lesser spread. The foliage is an intense red-purple and keeps its color over the summer.