Prunus tomentosa--Nanking Cherry, Manchu Cherry

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Prunus tomentosa--Nanking Cherry, Manchu Cherry

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Nanking cherry can be used in the shade, but it flowers better in sun or partial shade. The plant grows 6 to 10 feet tall with a 15-foot spread. It transplants well and grows rapidly. The flowers are borne briefly in early spring and are pale pink, fading to white. The red fruits are sour and eaten by birds. The plant is fairly tolerant of pruning.

One cultivar was found listed: 'leucocarpa'--white fruits.

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