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Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa)

Nanking cherryExposure: Sun to part shade. Zone 2

Soil: Adapted to a wide range of soils

Growth habits: A multiple-stemmed bush cherry from 6 to 10 feet tall. Beautiful, slightly fuzzy foliage and beautiful dark reddish bark for winter interest. Whitish-pink cherry flowers in March followed by delicious small bright red cherries in late May to early June.

Landscape uses: Great as a specimen, hedge, or foundation plant. Wonderful wildlife food and habitat plant.

Nanking cheery in bloomEdible properties: The small sweet/tart, juicy red cherries are the first bush fruit of the season to ripen and are quite tasty for fresh eating or processing. We love this fruit and are always excited when they begin to ripen up. You'll have to race your wildlife for these tasty beauties.

Pollination: Two plants needed for pollination.

$25.00/2 gal, $30.00/3 gal