|Big Cis is a sport of P.cistena that is very fast growing, rounded and dense tree 14 feet in height, 12 feet in spread. The foliage is larger leaved and the trunk is heavier. Produces pink flowers. Prunus x cistena is a hybrid cross between
P.pumila and P.cerasifera Atropurpurea.
It is a deciduous shrub growing from 7 to 10 feet in height, with a lesser spread. The foliage is an intense red-purple and keeps its color over the summer. The fragrant flowers are single and pink, appearing after the leaves have developed, mid to late spring. The fruits are purplish black. A very hardy plant, zone 2 to 8. Easy to propagate from softwood cuttings.