Nanking Cherry

Prunus tomentosa

Nanking Cherry Fruits

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.
Other Names: Korean cherry, Manchu cherry, downy cherry, Shanghai cherry, Ando cherry, mountain cherry, Chinese bush cherry, Chinese dwarf cherry,


Specifications of Nanking Cherry

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes, Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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Nanking Cherry Reviews & Tips

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Vojtech Hlinka
2y ago

Ipswich, QLD, Australia

Nanking Cherry

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.

2y ago

Barellan Point, QLD, Australia

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.

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