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
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
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum