Prunus 'Nanking Cherry'

A delightful, showy shrub!
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Features to Note


2 - 7

Mature Height

10 Feet

Mature Width

10 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
2 - 7
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Prunes tomentosa is commonly known as downy cherry because of its downy leaves, stems, and fruits! It is a dense, deciduous shrub that grows and spreads. The dark green leaves make a great backdrop for the light pink to white flowers that bloom in early spring. The flowers are followed by ruby red fruits that ripen during the summer. The fruits are even edible and can range from being tart to sweet. The fruit can even be used in pies, jams, or jellies. You won't be the only one who loves the berries, birds will flock to the them as well! They do best in moist but well-drained soils in full sun to part shade and established plants have good drought tolerance. This showy shrub has a medium growth rate of approximately 13-24 inches per year until maturity. Wherever you put it you'll surely be delighted!


Genus: Prunus
Species: tomentosa
Variety: 'Nanking Cherry'
Item Form: Bareroot
Category: Shrubs
Bloom Season Start: Early Spring
Bloom Season End: Mid Spring
Bloom Color: Pink, White
USDA Zone Low: 2
USDA Zone High: 7
Uses: Border, Privacy
Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
State Shipping Restrictions: AL, AZ, CA, CO, GU, ID, LA, MS, OR, PR, VI, WA
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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