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Prunus tomentosa

Nanking Cherry Bush, Manchu Cherry, Downy Cherry

Main interest:
edible fruit, showy flowers
Soil & Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
green, fuzzy, pointy, turns yellow in the fall
USDA Hardiness:
zone 2: -45.6 ° C (-50 ° F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 8 ft (2.4 m) width: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Nanking Cherry Bush or Prunus tomentosa is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that is relatively round in form. Beautiful, fragrant pink flowers bloom in early spring before the leaves appear. Green foliage turns yellow in the fall. In mid-summer edible fruit appears in the form of cherry red drupes. This is a high maintencance variety that requires prunning after flowering. Great for attracting birds to your yard.

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