Small and shrubby, the sand cherry
will fit easily into the smallest of gardens.
Rarely getting over a metre in height, the sand cherry
is hardy coming as it does from the Rocky Mountain area of the US, and easy to grow so long as you have plenty of sunshine.
With narrow grey-green leaves, clusters of tiny white flowers in May and good autumn colour it is well worth growing even without the benefit of the round, sweet bloomy black fruit at the end of the summer, which are 8-12 mm in size and eaten raw or cooked.