NANKING CHERRY (PRUNUS TOMENTOSA)
This is a winter hardy, fast growing, attractive shrub. Can be used in informal hedges. May reach a height of 6-10 feet. In most plantings, the useful life expectancy is 8-10 years. Pinkish-white flowers appear in May followed by dark red, edible fruit. The fruit is widely used for making jelly, jams and pie. The fruit is also relished by the songbirds. It favors well drained soils and is drought tolerant, so it is a good match for sandy soils. FULL SUN.