Nanking Cherry

Prunus tomentosa


One of the better ornamental and fruit shrubs because of the showy flowers in spring and fine flavoured fruit in July. The fruit makes wonderful jelly or can be eaten out of hand. Self-pollinating; only one variety required for fruit production.



Height: 6-8′

Spread: 4′

Light Needs: Full Sun

Hardiness Zone: 2

Foliage Colour: Green

Fall Foliage: Yellow

Growth Habit: Rounded

Flower Colour: White

Blooms: Spring

Fruit Colour: Bright Red

Fruit Size: 1.5 cm

Fruit Timing: Ripe in Early to Mid Summer

Fruit Use: Fresh Eating, Baking, Canning, Wine Making

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

Landscape Uses: Hedging/Screening, General Gardening, Accent, Orchard

Pollination: Self-Pollinating