Black Nanking Cherry

Prunus tomentosa ‘Nigra’


Similar in plant habit and fruit size to the regular Nanking cherry. Requires cross pollination by the red-fruited Nanking cherry. Excellent choice for making jelly. Self-pollinating; only one variety required for fruit production.



Height: 6-8′

Spread: 5′

Light Needs: Full Sun

Hardiness Zone: 2

Foliage Colour: Green

Fall Foliage: Yellow

Growth Habit: Rounded

Flower Colour: White

Blooms: Spring

Fruit Colour: Dark Purple

Fruit Size: 1.5 cm

Fruit Timing: Ripe in Mid Summer

Fruit Use: Baking, Canning, Wine Making

Key Features: Edible Fruit (Sweet, Juicy), Showy Spring Blooms, Attracts Birds

Landscape Uses: Hedging/Screening, General Gardening, Mass Planting, Orchard

Pollination: Self-Pollinating