Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Our Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts   |   How to Order


We're having a Massive Tree Sale!

Click here to SAVE BIG

Nanking Cherry for sale

Nanking Cherry

Nanking Cherry

Prunus tomentosa


Nanking Cherry is a small deciduous shrub known for its attractive white blossoms and edible fruit. It is a winter hardy and moderately fast-growing plant.

Nanking Cherry's dark red fruit is excellent for pies and jellies. It is also highly regarded as a shade tolerant fruit. We often see it planted as a hedge on the north side of a house where few other plants will survive, let alone thrive.

Nanking Cherry does flower early and, as such, is susceptible to hard late frosts which may wipe out the cherry crop. Many people plant them right up against their house or behind their shelterbelt to mitigate this risk.

Expect fruit mid to late July. The fruit can vary in sweetness and size considerably. We often hear that people prefer it to sour cherries. Perhaps this is because Nanking Cherry is more closely related to plums. In fact, it is sometimes used as a dwarfing rootstock for plums.


Nanking Cherry - 2 Year Old

Nanking Cherry - 2 Year Old

Container seedlings that have been transplanted to our bareroot fields for a second growing season. These are good-sized plants, and they are generally better branched and more robust than container stock.

A Staff Favourite

Stock Type: Bareroot
Age: 2 years (P+1)
Size: 55-130 cm (22-51")

Nanking Cherry - 2 Year Old
Full Box of 50
SAVE 64% (was $10.99)


Western Sand CherryPin CherryRussian AlmondThunderchild Flowering CrabVillosa Lilac
Western Sand CherryPin CherryRussian AlmondThunderchild Flowering CrabVillosa Lilac


Zone: 2a
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Berries: scarlet sweet but slightly tart cherries, 8-12 mm diameter
Flowers: white, early spring
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high

Other names: ando cherry, chinese bush cherry, chinese dwarf cherry, downy cherry, hansens bush cherry, korean cherry, manchu cherry, mountain cherry, shanghai cherry

Tags: All Items, Cherries, Flowering, Fruit Trees, Permaculture, Shrubs, SPECIALS, Urban Yards

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no

What will you find at

A huge assortment of trees, shrubs, and berry seedlings at prices garden centers, tree farms, and plant nurseries just can't match.

Don't know where to start?

Read our how to order page.

click here to see if your order qualifies for free shipping