Nanking Cherry Expand

Nanking Cherry


Produces blossoms in spring, and bright red edible cherries in June. Ideal as a hedge. Prunus tomentosa is an extremely tough shrub that is drought tolerant and grows to 8-12 feet. The cherries will attract birds into the garden.

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Data sheet

Soil Type: Peaty Soil, Chalky Soil, All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types., Clay Soil, Silty Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Water Needs: Low, Moderate, Low/Moderate
Light: Full Sun
Growth Cycle: Perennial
Edible: Yes
Color: Red, White
Height: o: Up to 12 Feet
Growing Instructions: 1: Scarify-Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. 2: Cold stratify-60-90 days. Sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed and keep moist until germination.
Special Features: Butterflies and Pollinators, Fodder/Wildlife/Shelter
Growth Rate: Moderate


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