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Nanking Cherry in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus tomentosa 'Nanking'

 

Nanking Cherry

Nanking Cherry produces pink buds which open into fragrant flowers in mid spring. The fruit ripens in early summer, from beautiful dwarf trees. These plants will grow into wide, bushy trees or can be planted 1.5m apart to make an edible hedge. The berries are good for making jellies or eating fresh.

 
plant Features
  • Nanking Cherry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Nanking Cherry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Nanking Cherry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Nanking Cherry likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Nanking Cherry

Latin name

Prunus tomentosa 'Nanking'

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Nanking Cherry likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Nanking Cherry is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Nanking Cherry likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Nanking Cherry likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Nanking Cherry is 1.50meters x 1.75meters 1.50 M 1.75 M

Prunus tomentosa 'Nanking'

Nanking Cherry produces pink buds which open into fragrant flowers in mid spring. The fruit ripens in early summer, from beautiful dwarf trees. These plants will grow into wide, bushy trees or can be planted 1.5m apart to make an edible hedge. The berries are good for making jellies or eating fresh.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Cherries prefer deep, fertile and well-drained soil with pH 6.5-6.7. They dislike shallow, sandy or badly drained soils. Acid cherries tolerate some shade and are suitable as fan-trained trees against north-facing walls or fences, or as open centred bush trees. Best planted in full sunlight.

 
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