Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Manchu Cherry

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Prunus tomentosa Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Cherry / Plum
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 6-10'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Tolerates dry conditions. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    One of the first plants to bloom in spring with a lovely display of small, white flowers. The edible fruit are juicy, sour and relished by birds. Unfortunately rabbits are also particularly fond of this plant. This species is self-sterile (cannot pollinate itself) so more than one plant is required to produce fruit.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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