Botanical Name: Prunus tomentosa
Grown for both its spectacular show of spring blossom and it tiny tasty fruits which are used in jam, jellies, juices and wines as well as being pickled with vegetables. It is prized by bonsai growers and can be used as a dwarfing rootstock for other cherries. Suitable for cool climates, it will crop in cooler parts of the Sydney basin.
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Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Yes, Yes (Often below -2)
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
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Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage
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Customer Comments on Nanking Cherry
Growing and fruiting well in Ipswich, QLD. Leaves not as large but thinner than in pictures but tree covered in fruit less than one year after buying from Daleys. Tastes much like a plum. | Vojtech - Barellan Point, QLD 17-Nov-2018
We had a hot autumn this year in Ipswich QLD and the Nanking Cherries are fruiting for a second time in one year. Has green fruit in April. Hopefully will ripen soon. Excellent plant for subtropics for up to two crops per year. | Vojtech Hlinka - Ipswich, QLD 18-Apr-2019
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