Nanking Cherry (Prunus tomentosa) is a hardy,
drought tolerant shrub. In early-mid April, the branches
fill with beautiful white, fragrant flowers. The bark
of the shrub is shiny and exfoliates.
cherry is a small to medium-sized shrub about 8-12 feet
high and spreading about 10-15 feet. It is recommended
for windbreaks and other conservation plantings.
If you want fruit, be sure to plant more than one in
a group since they need cross pollination.
fruit of Nanking cherries is bright red and sweet. It
is excellent for use in jelly and wine.
you don't mind sharing, wildlife enjoy the tasty fruit
but be sure you are quick to harvest what you want first
- the fruit disappear in no time. Deer and rabbit also
like to nibble on the twigs.
you like to bring a little spring indoors? Trying
forcing flowering branches. Learn how HERE