What is with Purple-Leaf Sandcherries?
I have a purple-leaf sandcherry and it's not even hardy. It dies back to the snow line in the winter, and I see many people around town have them that do the same thing. I guess it's ok because it's a small shrub so I just pruned off the tops, but what the heck, I thought these things were supposed to grow into small trees here?? Anyone else have dieback on them? Mine hardly blooms either.