Overview:Categories: Fruit, Proven Performer, Wildlife Value
Winter hardy, medium shrub with edible fruit; below 8,000′ elev. Fast growing, but short lived and moderate drought tolerance.
Known for it’s showy white flowers and edible fruit, Nanking cherry can be planted on the leeward side of mulit-row plantings.
It is not recommended for planting in single-row windbreaks. Good wildlife species that has performed well in the Double El district area.
Features:Scientfic Name: Prunus tomentosa
Growth Habit: Dense
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 8
Max Width/Spread (ft): 8
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Good
Elevation Range: 8000
Wildlife Value: High
Wildlife Notes: Song and game birds
Possible Insect Issues: Tent caterpillars, bark beetles
Possible Disease Issues: shot-hole leaf spot, black knot
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