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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Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Growth Cycle:Perennial
Water Needs:Low, Moderate, Low/Moderate
Light:Full Sun
Growth RateModerate
Height:o: Up to 12 Feet
Soil Type:Silty Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Chalky Soil, Clay Soil, All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types.
Color:Red, White
Special Features:Butterflies and Pollinators, Fodder/Wildlife/Shelter
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.

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