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Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa)

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Shaun starts with ...
I am interested in trying to obtain Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa) plants or seeds ....
is this flowering wild cherry plant available in Australia nurseries.
Please help if you know of suppliers in Australia.
Thanks.
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Jimmy says...
Shaun

They are reputedly in Australia, as I have seen refernecs to them in books.

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Shaun says...
Thanks for your response, Jimmy.
Can you remember where you'd seen the reference to this nanking Ckerry (Prunus tomentosa)?
And if you have the reference, where can they be obtained?
Perhaps staff at Daleys could assist too with some info of its availability.
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Damo says...
baxter and tankard "growing fruit in australia". It's a great book and hard to get.
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Libra Rian says...
That 1997,and 1990, book is available from the State Library Of Western Australia in Perth (and many other libraries around australia) for reading only,not borrowing :
http://librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au/apps/kss?action=Display&mode=fulldisplay&target=freenbd&queryid=4&startPos=7

And the 1981 edition is available from the University of Western Australia in Perth : http://librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au/apps/kss?action=Display&mode=fulldisplay&target=freenbd&queryid=4&startPos=1
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Shaun says...
Thnx muchly for the references, Libra Rian and Damo.

Has anyone actually seen this Nanking Cherry anywhere in Australia?
Is it a plant that is available (or can be obtained) in Australian nurseries ?

Thanks again.
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Shaun says...
For those who are interested, I found these interesting article about the Nanking cherry:

http://www.degroot-inc.com/product_info.php?products_id=41

http://www.colostate.edu/Dept/CoopExt/4DMG/Trees/Shrubs/nanking.htm

http://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=cache:9iu3a-0yGF8J www.ag.ndsu.edu/trees/handbook/th-3-11.pdf+Nanking+cherry+fruit&hl=en&gl=au

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fruit/msg04121137794.html
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Shaun says...
Anyone else out there who might be interested in this Nanking Cherry bush?
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DanP says...
You might try the Melbourne Botanic Gardens - If I remember correctly, I obtained bud-wood and seed for P. tomentosa form there some years ago.
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allybanana says...
I suspect they are very high chill I am not sure how good they will be for Pearth.
I recently ate heaps of them in Edmonton Canada
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DanP says...
I am going to see if I can get some budwood from the Melbourne Botanic Gardens this winter. It looks like Prunus tomentosa may be graft compatable with plum rootstock - worth a go. Re the high chilling requirement - I have seen reports on the internet of it growing in Florida. It seems a shame that this plant is not available through any nursaries.
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Upper mountains says...
I had a search in the net too. Interesting cherry because it is so small and easy to net. I didn't find anything. Anything prunus is not allowed entry.
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BenW says...
There is one growing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, according to their website.

You would have to find a ranger and ask very nicely for a cutting or two... I have a couple of things I would like to ask them about, so maybe I will do it myself ;)

It seems that as well as taking easily from cuttings, they are graft compatible with plums, so that might be a good way to multiply propagation material rapidly, as it seems a few people are interested.
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sternus1 says...
I have a cherry from china which requires no chill hours. It a nanking hybrid.
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BenW says...
I would just like to point out that I am not DanP, despite all appearances above. That's what I get not reading all the posts I guess ;)

The fact we have come up with pretty much the same information is encouraging though.
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Upper mountains says...
There are actually several interesting cherries, not commercially available in Australia. All of them are small and easy to net.
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VF says...
Hope to hear how yours goes Sternus1.
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sternus1 says...
A couple of years before I'll have cuttings for anybody, but it should leave minnie royal for dead.
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DanP says...
Always interested in low-chill cherries. Please let us know when you have some bud wood or cuttings. I would be very interested.
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allybanana says...
Why are people suspecting nanking cherry is graft compatible with plum? If this is the case could it be used as a interstem to put cherry on plum rootstock
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DanP says...
Hello All:

Are there any updates from anyone?

I haven't tried to obtain budwood from the Melb Botanic Gardens as yet - I didn't get a good strike rate from my Cherry Plum cuttings which I intended as rootstock.





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DanP says...
Just another piece in the puzzle

I was looking through a US blog and found a post from an Australian in Armidale re what sounds like a Nanking Cherry (or similar). I'm not sure how to follow this up. Any suggestions?
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DanP says...
Dopey me... I forgot to post the link for the American blog.

http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Nanking_Cherry:_Prunus_tomentosa/
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Lilac71 says...
Hi Shaun, did you ever get hold of a Nanking cherry? I've been trying to track one down by seed for a while now with no joy. I would love to have a hedge of them.
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BenW says...
I have one and have tracked down someone else with one for a swap at some point. Very small and slow growing though.
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DanP says...
BenW, thanks for the information. What is your local climate, in particular chilling hours?
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BenW says...
Cool mountains Vic. Lots of chill hours. Wet and a lot of frosts.


It's grafted onto cherry plum rootstock. I'm hoping i can start a few small cuttings on their own roots soon.
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DanP says...
BenW, thanks for the update. The reason I ask is that I have read that P tomentosa has been grown as far south in the US as Florida. It would be nice to get something that would fruit in SE Queensland.
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BenW says...
Worth a try :) I thought there were some low chill cherries around now?
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DanP says...
BenW, hello again. I have Minnie Royal and Royal Lee here in Brisbane. This is their first winter so I'm interested to see when they break dormancy and if any of the flower buds ultimately set fruit.

I have an interest in low-chill cherries in general, hence my interest in species that may have some low-chill potential.
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BenW says...
My cherries have all taken several years to fruit and chill is definitely not an issue for me :D

Don't be discouraged if they take few years.
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Joel15 says...
Does anyone have P. tomentosa material they'd be willing to sell/swap? Have seeds currently stratifying but would love some budwood/scions!
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LeoF says...
Did anyone have luck getting a Nanking cherry in Perth? I'm keen to get one or some scions or seeds if possible please?
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431neb says...
I’ve been searching high and low for a Nanking Cherry (P tomentosa). This discussion is the most promising lead I’ve found. I’ve emailed dozens of nurseries and stalked numerous Instagram accounts hoping to find one in Australia. I’ve been reduced to buying seed but I’m not sure I have the time and patience required for that.

Has anyone found a source ?

I’m also interested in Goumi berry and Serviceberry /Juneberry/ Saskatoon.

Thank everyone . I’m easy to find on Instagram @431neb.

Nanking Cherry
Nanking Cherry
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Prunus tomentosa

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Joel15 says...
Hi 431neb,

Daley's have sold Prunus tomentosa in the past but it is a hybrid with a different leaf, I may have a small one of these floating around somewhere if you are keen. I have a couple of true tomentosa that I grew from seed but are very small but plan to propagate off then in the future.

Goumi I could possibly help you with in the future but mine is fairly small and growing slowly.

Saskatoon I grow also, but again it might be a little while before I have spare ones available.
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431neb says...
Very keen to get anything at all. I’ve gotten to the point where a cutting would be a huge victory.

What’s the best way to get in touch ?
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Joel15 says...
Hi 431neb,

What's your email? I'll drop you a line
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