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Nanking Cherry


Prunus tomentosa
Size: #5
8 feet high x 8 feet wide
Blooms in May, ripening in July
Rounded shape
Zone 3
Full Sun to Shade

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Not available for the Early Order Sale


New! Nanking Cherry is a reliable stand by with a proven track record for Wyoming conditions. Fragrant white spring flowers, shiny, reddish-brown bark and scarlet edible fruit make this dense shrub a favorite for mass plantings or a border. Plant two or more Nanking cherry shrubs for cross pollination. For a hedge, plant 4 to 5 feet apart. Nankings can be grown as a large, wide-spreading shrub or pruned as a small tree. It is native to northern China, the Himalayas, and Japan. This cherry is very cold hardy, withstands winds, has low water needs, is alkaline soil tolerant and drought tolerant. It will grow in shade but blooms better when grown in full sun to partial shade. Fruit is perfect for jams and jellies!

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