Prunus pumila var. depressa 'Catskill'

Eastern Sand Cherry

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

With a native range in NE North America and a few sites in Kentucky and Tennessee, Eastern Sand Cherry can be found on sandy, rocky soils, cliff faces, and other difficult exposed sites. It has deep roots, so once established, it is a keeper. This variety, Catskill, is a ground hugging, many branched shrub with 3 inch, pointed leaves that stand straight up in bunches along the dark, thick, creeping branches. It forms dense mats that are effective for erosion control or for stream bank restoration. Masses of showy, white, 5-petaled flowers like apple flowers appear in mid-to late-spring and are followed by blackish purple berries in late summer. Leaves fall off in the fall revealing the dense, thick, ground covering branches. This is a workhorse of a shrub for difficult places.



Rain Garden

Showy Berry Fruit

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to culture

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover,        

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half,

Soil Condition

Average, Organic, Clay, Sandy,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist, Wet, Dry,


full quart


less than 12,


Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring,     

Typical Height





4, 5, 6, 7