Sweet Spring Blooms and Tart Summer Fruit!
Nanking Cherry, Prunus tomentosa, has showy white flowers with a pink blush which covers the plant in early spring. This is followed by tasty, edible, bright red fruit, great for jams and jelly. These 1/2" bright red fruit, which ripen in early July, are edible but a little tart for fresh eating.
Nanking Cherry is a large wide spreading shrub and can be pruned as a small tree. It grows 8-10 feet in height and 10-15 feet wide.
It is a great conservation plant with attractive soft green foliage. The plant works well as a mass planting or informal hedge.
Nanking Cherry is native to northern China and is very cold hardy. It requires a good, well-drained soil. Nanking Cherry is fairly drought tolerant and does best in full sun. It needs cross pollination to produce fruit, so purchase 2 Nanking’s to be sure of pollination.
* Profusion of White Flowers in Spring
* Abundant 1/2" Brilliant Red Fruit
* Wide Shrub or Small Tree
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Prunus tomentosa|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||10 - 15 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|