Nanking Cherry - Prunus tomentosa

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Upright spreading shrub with deeply veined green foliage. Flowers appear before foliage and are white turning pink at petal fall. Small tasty sweet red cherries are excellent for jellies and preserves, also attracting birds. Very hardy. Good for the border or as a hedge. Seed grown.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Hedge
Foundation
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
10-20'
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Fall Colour
Growth Habits: 
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 3.7 (6 votes)

Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary. Prune broken or damaged limbs. 

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