Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa) Plants
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)
Well drained average soil
vigorous growth to 15'
pH 6.1-7 (neutral)
Hedge plant if planted 4' apart
Plants are not available in AE AK CA GU HI PR
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.