The name, Sand Cherry Tree, comes from the fact that it is found in dry, sandy soils and was first noticed for frost hardiness, its vigor and reduced requirements in cultivation. The drought tolerant tree-like shrub grows 4-6 ft. with equal spread at maturity and produces stunning white 1/2 in. blossoms in late winter to early spring. Glorious foliage and dark purple-black fruits follow the flowers providing food for many songbirds. The Sand Cherry Tree leaves are a pleasing gray-green and are an excellent cover for wildlife habitats. Adapts to a broad range of soils and likes full sun. If the Sand Cherry fruit goes uneaten, it can hang on the fruiting cherry tree until the leaves fall off in late Autumn.