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Prunus maackii 'Ming'

More About Prunus maackii 'Ming'

  • Compact version of Prunus maackii
  • Upright, pyramidal crown, maturing to rounded
  • Best known for its burnished-burgundy exfoliating bark
  • Small flowers are fragrance-free
  • Small persistent black fruit attracts birds
  • Drooping green leaves bright yellow in the fall, often dropping early, exposing the bark
  • Somewhat salt tolerant
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Zone:

3

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

6-8 m

Colour:

White
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Ming Cherry Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prunus maackii grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, tolerating poorer soils, some salt pollution and is very cold hardy. It can be grown as a specimen tree or a multi-stemmed plant. Pruning some of the lower branches allows the bark to show.


Prunus maackii 'Ming' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fruit

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Tree form
Rounded
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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