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Mongolian Cherry vs Sour Cherry

Prunus fruticosa

Prunus cerasus

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Mongolian Cherry
Sour Cherry

Mongolian Cherry is a hardy shrub that is often grown as an ornamental. This plant makes an attractive flowering hedgerow that requires little maintenance. The dark red cherries are tart and desirable for baking, wine-making, and canning. This shrub is popular with wildlife.

Sour Cherry is a self-fertile and cold hardy cherry tree. Not to be confused with sweet cherries, sour cherries are the only cherries that are successfully grown in prairie climates.

Sour Cherry is ideal for cooking, preserves, or for making juices and jams, while sweet cherries are preferred for fresh eating. While we can't confirm claims of sour cherries medical benefits, studies have shown that sour cherries contain anti-inflammatory properties and can help regulate sleep patterns.

Sour Cherry flowers emerge in April-May with fruit ripening in June-July. This variety prefers well-drained soil and does not like any standing water. If you're looking to create an inexpensive edible hedge, consider Sour Cherry.

This Sour Cherry is produced from seed and is not a clonally reproduced selection like the Evans, Rose, or Montmorency.

MONGOLIAN CHERRY QUICK FACTS

SOUR CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flowers: clusters of white flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: dwarf cherry, european dwarf cherry, steppe cherry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no