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Nanking Bush Cherry

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. Not available in CA, CO, ID, OR, WA.

  • Zone 2 - 8 (-50° F.).
  • Height 6 - 8 feet.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • Botanical Name: Prunus tomentosa 'Nanking'
  • Height: 6 - 8 feet.
  • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth 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: Deciduous. Rounded.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, sandy, organic loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
  • Size: 1/2 inch blossoms.
  • Comments: Thrives almost anywhere. Usually bears the first year if planted early enough. 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, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, OR, PR, WA.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI ID OR PR WA

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