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Hansen's Bush Cherry

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 2-8.
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Prunus besseyi
  • Height: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Spacing: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the nursery.
  • Spread: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Yield: Up to 2 - 4 quarts at maturity.
  • Color: White
  • Foliage: Silvery-green foliage changing to crimson in Fall.
  • Blooms: May
  • Fruit: Purplish-black fruit. About the size of a dime.
  • Zone: 3 - 8.
  • 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: Fruit has a tart, tangy flavor. Grows well on sandy hills, rocky slopes, and lake shores. Excellent wildlife plant. Drought tolerant. Also called 'Sandcherry'.

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