Permaculture and Food Forest Nursery - Howland, Maine
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Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa) Plants

$ 8.00

aka:Manchu cherry, downy cherry, mountain cherry, Mongolian cherry, Chinese bush cherry and hedge cherry


 Partial sun (some reports of good production in partial sun)

Bee plant

Zones 2-8

Well drained average soil

Shrub Layer


18-24" plants

vigorous growth to 15'

pH 6.1-7 (neutral)

 Hedge plant if planted 4' apart

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well drained acid to slightly alkaline soil, adaptable

Plant these 15 feet apart for full size mature plants or 4 feet apart for a hedge.  Every gardener should have a few of these.  After a beautiful flower display the mature plants can produce up to 2 gallons of fruit each.  In Maine we have an affection for super hardy fruits and this a favorite.  Used for fresh eating flavor bombs, jelly, wine, drying, syrup and more.  Order 2 or more for improved pollination. Do not plant near Black Walnut, it cannot tolerate the natural jugone created. 

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