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.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Jam Pickle And Preserve (#JamPickleAndPreserve)
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
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
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