Prunus tomentosa
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Prunus tomentosa

Nanking cherry

  family rosaceae 
  genus prunus 

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Genus  Prunus Species  tomentosa Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Nanking cherry Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S10354 Data source  UnFruit pp35-44
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-06b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Prunus tomentosa can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a meaty true-cherry flavor with a single pit. Some of its possible culinary uses include: in drinks and in jelly. Prunus tomentosa is most often used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Cross pollination Planting style  Bush Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jul 01 - Jul 31 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Drinks   Jelly Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a meaty true-cherry flavor with a single pit
Horticulture notes  Prunus tomentosa requires cross-pollination in order to bear fruit. Crops can be harvested throughout July.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Prunus tomentosa is a woody perennial. Nanking cherry is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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