Jul 05, Trim tops and sides of sand cherry bushes with hedge trimmers to shape a formal or informal hedge. Rake up trimmed twigs and leaves and dispose of them in yard waste bags. Prune away long, pendulous branches in mature sand cherry bushes to prevent them splaying and giving the bush an unattractive, open center.
Sep 21, Take softwood cuttings from a healthy sand cherry plant in early spring. Cut 4- to 6-inch ( cm.) stems, making each cut just below a leaf node.
Remove the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting. Fill a small pot with potting shrubfell.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. Remove up to one-third of the branch growth. Make the cuts straight across just above a pair of leaf nodes using sharp, freshly cleaned pruning shears.
Prune sand cherries to improve their shape. Name: Eric N Bush, Phone number: State: MA, City: Beverly, Zip Code: and more information.
A Wilting Sand Cherry Bush. With its showy foliage and tidy growth habit, the purple-leaf sand cherry (Prunus x cistena) makes an attractive and low-maintenance addition to landscaping within U.S.