} Nanking Cherry Seeds, TREE, SHRUB

Nanking Cherry Seeds, TREE, SHRUB

$ 4.95
SKU P14681S

Also Known As , Prunus Tomentosa, Nanking Cherry, Korean Cherry, Manchu Cherry, Downy Cherry, Shanghai

The Nanking Cherry is a fast-growing shrub that grows 6 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide. It produces edible dark red fruits used in making jellies and jams. The Nanking cherry is a winter hardy, short-lived shrub native to China, Japan and the Himalayas. The fruit is eaten by song birds, deer and rabbits. Used as a screen border, hedge or ornamental display. 

  • Growth Rate: Fast growing
  • Other Names: Manchu Cherry
  • Soil Type: Prefers well-drained loamy and slightly acidic soils.
  • Zones: 3 to 7
  • Germination Range: 50-70%

Mix one part sand to three parts topsoil, mixing the amount necessary to fill the number of containers you have available for your empress tree seeds.
Fill all containers so the soil mixture is even with the tops of the containers, and then fill a spray bottle with water. Saturate the soil mix of each container.
Sprinkle two to three seeds on top of the soil in each container, and use your thumb to gently tamp the soil until firm but not compacted. The soil should feel solid yet slightly springy when pressing. Don't cover the seeds with soil.
Set seeded containers in a room-temperature location and in direct sunlight, and keep the top layer of the soil damp by using your spray bottle daily.
Continue watering and providing sunlight until the plants are 6 inches tall, and then transplant outdoors to the desired locations any time after the last frost in the spring.