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Pink Candles Nanking Cherry

Prunus tomentosa ‘Pink Candles’

Shrub: Ornamental Almond, Cherry, Plum, Sand Cherry

Height: 6-8′ Width: 5-8′
Sun: Full to Part Sun Zone: 2

Upright and spreading branches on this showy, hardy shrub. Beautiful, pink blossoms cover entire plant in spring before small, toothed, fuzzy, green foliage appears; yellow fall colour. Small, bright-red, tart, juicy berries with a small pit; ripens in summer. Fruit can be used for jellies and wine making. Self-pollinating. Attracts birds. Peeling, red-brown bark. Great accent shrub or used as hedging. refers moist, well-drained soil. Fertilize in spring with a good compost or an all-purpose fertilizer before new growth emerges. Not much pruning is necessary, if needed, prune in late winter while shrub is dormant; suckers or dead, broken, and diseased branches, can be removed anytime.

Available in select potted sizes.