Purple leaf sand cherry: rejuvenate-able?
Apologies for inventing new words, but I couldn't think of how else to say it!
The previous owners of our house were not gardeners, and so I'm now dealing with 15-year-old foundation plantings that have outgrown their space or were poorly placed from the beginning. One of them is a purple leaf sand cherry (prunus cistena) that's quite leggy - sort of gawky looking -- with not a lot of foliage, but with a lot of bare wood at the bottom.
I've not had enough sun to plant one of these before, so I'm not sure what to do with it, but it definitely looks unhappy. Is this the sort of shrub you can cut back severely to rejuvenate it? Or am I better off yanking it and replacing it with another shrub?