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DESCRIPTION: This versatile tall and wide-spreading shrub is covered in showy light pink flowers in early spring before the leaves, followed by irresistibly sweet bright red cherries. Interesting peeling reddish-brown bark; great as an accent or edible hedge
BOTANICAL NAME: Prunus tomentosa
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 2 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 2 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Light pink
FLOWERING TIME: Early spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds, Edible
Nanking Cherry is a medium-sized shrub that is typically grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces small cherry red round fruit (technically 'drupes') with red flesh which are usually ready for picking from early to mid summer. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.
The fruit are most often used in the following ways:
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.