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Hansen's Bush Cherry

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Easy-To-Pick Shrub Variety

As handsome and hardy as fruiting shrubs come! The branches are covered with pure white flowers in May, absolutely loaded with purplish-black fruit in July. Grows 4-5 ft. tall and bears at an early age. For best yield, plant two or more.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 4-5 ft
Shade Requirement: full sun

Hansen's Bush Cherry - 12-18 in.
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Hansen's Bush Cherry - 18-24 in.
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Hansen's Bush Cherry Product Details

Botanical Name: prunus besseyi

Height: 4-5 ft

Spacing: 4-5 ft

Depth: same as in the nursery

Spread: 4-5 ft

Sun/Shade: full sun

Pollinator: Self-pollinating

Yield: 2-4 quarts

Color: White

Foliage: Silvery green to crimson in the fall

Blooms: May

Fruit: Purplish-black fruit

Form: rounded

Soil Requirements: well-drained, sandy, organic loam

Size: 1/2 inch

Comments: Fruit has a tart, tangy flavor. Grows well on sandy hills, rocky slopes, and lakeshores. Excellent wildlife plant. Drought tolerant. Also called 'Sandcherry'. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, OR ,PR

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


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2013-12-03
barely tolerable
Reviewed By: Carl (Zumbro Falls, MN)
Don't eat them early = bitter. Full ripe and soft they have sweet with aftertaste of bitter. However they start to mold on the branches quickly once they reach the ripest point. I have tons of room so I will keep them, but I would not recommend if you are space limited.


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2013-04-13
chill hours
Reviewed By: cyndi (ocala, florida)
I bought 4 of this cherry bushes 2 died the other 2 I planted in the pots they were doing very well indeed. When I transplanted them they were not doing very good in the sand. I saw some blosoms but they just died off probably because they needed more chilling hours to blosom or there are not bees in our area.


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2012-04-03
not doing well
Reviewed By: Tina (Emmaus, PA)
I have had these bushes for several years now, they aren't doing well at all. The so called cherries that are suppose to be growing look like pits with very little cherry around them. I will be requesting a refund.


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2011-07-19
Hansen's Secret
Reviewed By: Tyrone (Davenport, Iowa)
I was not at first impressed with the Hansen's Cherries. They were a little bitter at first. I let them ripen a bit more, and they were alright raw. Then, I pitted them, just with my thumb, very easy. I stuck them in the microwave enough to cook them, with a little sugar. Wow, they tasted like really sweet cherries after this. They are great with ice cream. From what I have seen, cooking with a little sugar makes a huge difference. I had cherries the second year after planting, and quite a few. Don't disregard this cherry because the unripe raw fruits are a bit bitter. The plant is hardy and from what I have seen even bugs stay away.


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2011-04-14
Good plants
Reviewed By: Jon (Silverhill, AL)
I got these plants about 2 weeks ago and promptly planted them. 2 weeks later i have seen lots of leaf growth and am hopeful that by this time next year i will have flowers and fruit. Thanks!


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2010-07-17
taste is bad
Reviewed By: Irina (Denver, CO)
This bush is suitable only as decorative. Taste of cherries is bad. I am going to get rid of those cherry bushes and replase them with something else. It is wasted time and money to grow them.


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2010-05-24
Incredible
Reviewed By: Jennifer (Chester, VT)
When I received the bushes in late April they looked like 2 foot long dead sticks with roots. I planted them anyway and in less than a month not only do they all have leaves but are BLOSSOMING! I cant wait to see how they produce.


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2010-04-17
Love These
Reviewed By: Lisa (Eagle Mountain, Utah)
We love these! The glossy foliage and the sweet white blossoms are in and of themselves are a treat. The cherries are smaller than I had expected, maybe 1/2 inch, but plentiful. I was dubious that the sticks we received would fill out but now they are some of the prettiest bushes in our yard. They are growing well despite poorer alkaline soil. The jelly we made from these cherries made a wonderful, rich wine colored jelly with a strong true cherry flavor. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for edible landscaping.


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2009-10-10
Alot more than expected
Reviewed By: Samara (Lubbock, Texas)
I bought these just to see what could happen and I definately dont regret it. I planted them spring 09 (may) and by October 09; 2 of them are 5ft tall and are doing great. The third has stayed low and has bushed out more than the others who have taken on a tree like look. I havnt seen any fruit yet though. Even so; the tall tree/shrub look of these are gorgeous.


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2009-09-22
hanson bush cherries
Reviewed By: Liz (Leon, West Virginia)
I planted three of them this spring. a rabbit cut one off about half way but it was still able to grow and is doing well. I have already picked about a pint of cherries off the other two. I didn't expect to get fruit until next year!


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2009-08-20
awesome taste--extremely hardy--easy to protect from deer
Reviewed By: Cheryl (Medina, MN)
We have six of these, as well as six Nanking bush cherry. The Nanking get really leafy and set small bright red fruit, with a more acrid flavor---best for jam. These Hansen's are less leafy, putting more energy into the fruit which are much larger and deep red or burgundy, and an exquisite flavor! Hint: cover with chicken wire cages while they are young to protect from deer/bunnies/etc for the mice, a hardware cloth collar around bottom should suffice. No need for poisons! I'm ordering more of these and probably going to shred the Nankings.


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2009-07-16
Off to a great start
Reviewed By: Sandy (Colorado Springs, CO)
I planted 3 bushes in June and they've all got leaves and are growing like crazy. I also have the Carmine Jewel cherry and these are much hardier.


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2009-06-18
Great sized plants
Reviewed By: Candace Suriano (Auburn Hills, MI)
I bought three of these this year. They have leaves and look awesome! I could not believe how big they were! Thanks! I am so excited!


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2009-05-14
Good flavor
Reviewed By: Robert Keller (Melvin, Iowa)
I planted a row of these in 1993. They eventually got crowded out by evergreens and the rabbits also chewed them off. They were better flavored and larger than the Nanking. I am reordering and will have to find a way to keep the rabbits out, possibly starve the cats during the winter or buy mass quantities of rat poison on sale.


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2008-06-20
Hansen's Pie Cherrys
Reviewed By: Wayne Cunningham (Clovis, CA)
I planted 6 bushes 2 yrs ago and according to instructions they will fruit in the 2 yr. They did I pick about 2+ lbs of them and I plan on picking some more as they ripen. The taste is not what I exspected I was looking for something in the line of Black Cherries. The Hansen are juicy and small & for me I think they be better used for pies and jellies. Some of the berries are a little to tart for my taste. But that just me I am sure with a little sweeter & a preboil they make great pie fillings and or jams/jellies. Over all I give them 7 out of 10 on scale.


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2007-04-05
Very nice plant!
Reviewed By: Kim Gilbertson (Barnesville, MN)
Living up here in NW Minnesota, tree cherries are only a dream. So we planted some Hansen's and some Nanking bush cherries. The Nanking were small and pretty useless for anything but jelly, and the taste was not great either. But the Hansen's were terrific. Not only did they grow better, their fruit really looked and tasted like tree cherries. The mice finally got ours so I'm ordering some more!


Hansen's Bush Cherry - 12-18 in.
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Hansen's Bush Cherry - 18-24 in.
  • 08507
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