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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Prunus tomentosa

Nanking Cherry Bush, Manchu Cherry, Downy Cherry

Main interest:
edible fruit, showy flowers
full sun to partial shade
Flower colour:
pink, early spring
green, fuzzy, pointy, turns yellow in the fall
USDA Hardiness:
zone 2: -45.6 ° C (-50 ° F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 8 ft (2.4 m) width: 6 ft (1.8 m)
orchard, edible landscape, general garden use, hedges, screening, mass planting

Nanking Cherry, or Prunus tomentosa is a native species that produces an abundance of excellent juicing, and jelly fruits in mid-summer. Mix with crab apples for a sweet treat. Has beautiful, fragrant pink flowers in early spring, before the leaves appear. It is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that is relatively round in form. Green foliage turns yellow in the fall. In mid-summer edible fruit appears in the form of cherry red drupes. This is a high maintenance variety that requires pruning after flowering. Great for attracting birds to your yard.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$16.99 - $54.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
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