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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.

Plants are not available in AE AK CA GU HI ID OR PR WA

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  • 12-18 in.-3 plants
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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 and bush cherries will tolerate heavier soils. Cherries do not like wet feet. Do not soak trees for over 24 hours prior to planting. If fertilizing, only use a slow release fertilizer.

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