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Shrubs That Provide a Dark Backdrop

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The leaves of the cherry tree in the picture below start out reddish-purple, giving the plant the name "purple leaf sand cherry"....
Picture of purple leaf sand cherry's dark foliage.

Purple leaf sand cherry's dark foliage contrasts nicely with brightly colored flowers.

David Beaulieu
Its new reddish-purple leaves afford a nice backdrop for this plant's brightly colored spring flowers. As the leaves of purple leaf sand cherry age, they may green up a bit, but the color is dark green to dull purple -- still plenty dark enough to set sand cherry trees apart from most other plants.

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