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NANKING CHERRY Prunus tomentosa
The Nanking Cherry is a great flowering shrub which offers the added bonus of tasty fruit which is also good for preserves.
Medium Shrub: Height 2m (6ft).
Foliage: Medium textured, deeply veined, dull green.
Flowers: White to pink, born in late May, early June.
Fruit: A bright red cherry of one half inch or more diameter. Very good for out of hand eating.
Comments: One of these shrubs along the back fence will be a hit with everyone when the fruit ripens. It is a reliable hardy plant. It will yield fruit more consistently if planted close to another late flowering plant like the Western Sandcherry.