Sand Cherry (Prunus pumila)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: White

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Pollinator friendly, Drought tolerant

Height: 2 m (6 ft)


This shrub grows on sand dunes along the Great Lakes, which means it is very drought resistant Large black fruit in late summer make excellent jelly and are eaten by songbirds. Sand Cherry is also one of the host plant for the Coral Hairstreak.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email