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Nanking Bush Cherry

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Sets Fruit its First Year

Early and extra productive! Produces sweetly scented spring flowers and tremendous crops of tasty fruit. Bears up to 8 qts. of bright red cherries; ripens in July. Grows 6-8 ft. high; looks good in a hurry. For best yield, plant two or more. Zones 2-8.

Zones: 2 - 8 (-50° F.).
Height: 6 - 8 feet.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.

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Nanking Bush Cherry Product Details

Botanical Name: Prunus tomentosa 'Nanking'

Height: 6 - 8 feet.

Spacing: 6 - 8 feet.

Depth: Same as in the nursery.

Spread: 7 feet.

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Pollinator: Self-pollinating.

Yield: Up to 8 quarts at maturity.

Color: White or pinkish .

Foliage: Dark green foliage.

Blooms: May.

Fruit: 1/2 inch, short-stemmed, red fruit.

Form: Rounded.

Soil Requirements: Well-drained, sandy, organic loam soil.

Size: 1/2 inch.

Comments: Thrives almost anywhere. Usually bears the first year. Tart, tangy flavor like that of sour cherries. Holds well on the plant 2 to 3 weeks after ripening. Attracts birds and other wildlife. Heavy crops. SOUR & BUSH CHERRIES WILL TOLERATE HEAVIER SOILS. CHERRIES DO NOT LIKE WET FEET. DO NOT SOAK TREES FOR OVER 24 HRS PRIOR TO PLANTING. IF FERTILIZING, ONLY USE A SLOW RELEASE FERTILIZER. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, AR, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, OR, PR, WA.

Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI ID OR PR WA


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2014-07-07
Nanking cherry bush
Reviewed By: Anita (Circle, MT)
This splendid little bush is just wonderful! We planted 6 of the Nankings several years ago on our farm, mostly for the birds. They have grown crazy abundant which encouraged me to plant 6 more in town 2 years ago! These little trees are some of the best fruit bearing I have ever seen! Simply love them!


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2014-04-06
2nd time ordering these
Reviewed By: Jen (Villard, MN)
I have looked at the reviews on here and wondered why some didn't like them. I ordered these back in early 2000's when I lived in Colorado. Now I see they are no longer allowed in Colorado, but I loved them. My kids would beat me to the fruit before I could get enough to do anything with..They also make an beautiful hedge. Now I am in MN so I just ordered more of them so I could plant them along side of the house for a hedge and also for the fruit. I am hoping with the weather change they do as well here.


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2014-03-27
Disappointed in NM
Reviewed By: Leila DesArbres (Santa Fe, NM)
High desert is a challenging growing environment. While the one (of three I started with) appears hardy, it is thin and spindly. Nothing like the robust hedge material those in more temperate environments describe. It has never had more than a dozen berries although the blossoms, and it is in blossom right now (March), are elegant. I've even tried hand pollinating to no avail. I do think it needs a pollinator companion. If Gurney's will make good on their lifetime guarantee. I'll try again.


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2012-04-11
Need 2 to Have Fruit
Reviewed By: Jenny (Bloomington, IN)
"I bought 1 of these in 2010. It has grown nicely, but I have not had ANY fruit. I found from reading other websites that 2 are REQUIRED for pollination, it is not ""self pollinating"" as Gurney's describes."


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2011-05-17
great fruit
Reviewed By: StephenX (Manitowoc, Wisconsin)
I planted three bushes three years ago. Last year I had hundreds of cherries. This year there are literally thousands of blossoms. I look forward to a bumper crop. I love these cherries. They are small; but with a little patience one can eat them fresh, make wine and dry them. They are sweet, tart and very tasty. They take no care what-so-ever.


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2010-12-31
Pretty Hedge
Reviewed By: Rita (Amesbury, MA)
When I bought these more than 5 years ago, I was hoping to have lots of cherries. I do get lots of cherries with these bushes and they taste good but they are too small to be bothered with so I let the birds have them. What impresses me about these bushes is the hardiness, beauty of the blooms in the spring and how quick they grow into a natural hedge. I have neglected them and several times large tree branches have fallen on them and they keep growing, blooming and fruiting. They make a wonderful edible hedge.


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2010-07-22
didn't expect this
Reviewed By: joy nelson (aurora, il)
bought this and prayed it would grow. it grew well the second year and had tons of little cherries. all sour. I don't like sour but I couldn't stop eating them.


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2010-06-10
AMAZING !
Reviewed By: DAWN (WESTON, WV)
We are amazed at these little bushes. They are two years old, and loaded with sweet,tender, juicy cherries. We live in town,so these are perfect. They don't take up much space.


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2010-05-27
waste of money-cherries taste awful
Reviewed By: Beth Schael (Neenah, WI)
I bought Nanking bush cherry bushes several years ago. They grew well. I had hoped that with time their flavor would improve. It did not. They do not taste like cherries, and their juice is only useful for adding color to rhubarb jam. I have dug them out and will not replant. I would recommend a dwarf cherry tree rather than these.


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2010-05-14
1/3 Odds...
Reviewed By: Kate Conrad (Bangor, PA)
We were hopeful when our shipment arrives and will reserve judgement on the other plants after they have a chance to prove themselves. We planted the cherry bushes a couple weeks ago (same day they arrived) and one seems to be doing fine (leaves, etc.) but the other two do not look like they are faring well. We are dissapointed so far.


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2010-04-20
Must Buy!
Reviewed By: Troy (Williamstown, New Jersey)
I have 3 of these wonderful bushes. Two are 5 years old and are planted next to tall oaks in sandy soil. They are about 3 feet tall and are bearing heavy now. However, the three year old is about 5 feet tall now, and has been bearing heavy since it was two. I give them 10/10/10 or 20/20/20. I should have purchase many of them for a natural edible fence.


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2010-04-18
produced the first year
Reviewed By: toni (cooleemee, north carolina)
I couldn't get over the fact that we had cherries the very first year. I just put some 10-10-10 around them every year at the end of winter and watch them take off. The only issue is that the birds love them and will pick the bushes clean if you don't net them. A must have for cherry pie lovers.


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2010-03-14
good
Reviewed By: jh (san jose, ca)
When on arrival i bought this with 2 bartlett pear trees,1 olymipic giant pear tree,ambrosia pear tree,pink reliance grape,3 red latham raspberry,anne raspberry and this.Be very careful when handling this-so thin it can snap into 2 anytime-mines didnt snap-just a precaution.


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2009-12-31
Excellent sour cherry
Reviewed By: Dan (Elgin, IL)
Yea, well I have planted my share of twigs and sticks in my years. These are well worth the wait. I have these 4 years now and they have grown into a dense and impenitrable hedge. Of course they were planted too close. Those twigs look funny planted so far apart. I have been getting a steadily increasing harvest of delicious sour cherries. I am currently at the stage where my wife considers pitting the fruit a royal pain. The cherries and pits are a little smaller than the regular cherry tree. The tree ripens in the early summer at the same time as the tree. The bush branches are now totally loaded with fruit. Picking those 6' bushes are a lot safer than picking that 25' tree that is for sure. Picking is easy as you just run your hand down the underside of the branch and it returns loaded with little cherries. No diseases or pests have bothered any of my cherries here. The bush is a very hardy, happy, and vigorous grower with good looking foliage. They did the best in full sun but they work OK against the south wall of the house also. Makes a great Jaw Breaker Cherry Pie. I recommend this variety only. The Hanson Type ripens late and does not taste too good. I never tried the new one. Enjoy


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2009-05-24
South of zone 7
Reviewed By: Floyd (Woodruff, SC)
I planted 3 trees (bushes) two years ago just South of zone 7 and couldn't be more pleased. I am eating my meager crop fresh this year but I have two more one year old bushes coming on. I couldn't be more pleased.


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2009-04-13
Great producer with pretty spring flower
Reviewed By: Jim Peterson (Wayland, Iowa)
I purchased these with some Hansen's variety and these are much better eating than the Hansens. I had to wait two years to get any fruit but that was partially due to rabbits who seem to love to chew off the new small branches. I ended up putting tomato cages and chicken wire around them until they got bigger. Now the branches are big enough and the rabbits don't bother them and my wife loves all of the flowers the produce in the spring. Be sure to water well the first year and these make a great wind break/snow catch.


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2009-03-22
Great In Full Sun!
Reviewed By: becky west (parkton, north carolina)
I live in North Carolina and have them growing in full sun. They do great! I would recommend this plant for anyone,even someone just starting out in gardening. Very good producer, in a short time.


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2008-01-22
Awesome Cherry Jelly
Reviewed By: Kristen (Muscatine, IA)
My mom has 6 of these trees and my family fights over the cherry jelly she makes from them each year! Her trees took about 3-4 years before producing for the first time, but well worth the wait. I will be planting my own trees this year!


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2007-11-02
So Easy
Reviewed By: Patricia (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
I planted in fall and they bloomed late Feb.-April the first year a little with a few cherries the first year. Full to tips within 3 years. Grows very fast[1-3 ft. per yr] with very little care. Can be cut back after you pick the cherries[late May-late June] without causing any problems with next years cherries. I say let it grow wild! I have some weeping over walls. This is a blessing after a cold winter. Flowers almost glow. I have them under oak tress in full shade and partal shade[3 hrs of sun. I don't know if they can grow in full sun.


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