Nanking cherry or Manchu cherry (Prunus tomentosa)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Nanking cherry or Manchu cherry
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Nanking cherry or Manchu cherry (Prunus tomentosa)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
broad-spreading, twiggy shrub, opens with age; 6-10’ tall; 10-15’ wide; yellow fall color; shiny, reddish-brown, exfoliating stems; showy, fragrant, white flowers in early spring; scarlet-red, edible fruit in summer, but needs cross pollination from another Nanking cherry for fruit set; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted soil; drought tolerant; intolerant to road salt; susceptible to diseases and rabbit and vole injury at base of plant; do not shear; native to Asia; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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