Nanking cherry

Cerasus tomentosa

  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Nanking cherry
  • Flower name
    Nanking cherry
  • Scientific name
    Cerasus tomentosa
  • Aliasユスラ, 梅桃, 山桜桃梅
  • Place of originChina and the Korean Peninsula
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Nanking cherry

Nanking cherry ( scientific name: Cerasus tomentosa) is a deciduous shrub in the family Rosaceae, native to China and the Korean Peninsula. It produces flowers in spring that look like a mixture of light cherry blossom and white. After the flowers bloom in May and June, it produces edible small red fruits that are sweet and sour.

Common name: Nanking cherry, scientific name: Cerasus tomentosa, synonym: Prunus tomentosa, also known as Cerasus tomentosa, Yusura, mountain yusura, corian cherry, Chinese bush cherry, origin: China,. Korea, Japan, Height: 200-300 cm, Leaf shape: oval, Inflorescence: alternate, Height: 2-7 cm, Leaf width: 1-3.5 cm, Leaf margin: serrated, Flowering time: April to May, Flower diameter: 1.5-2 cm, Stamens: 20-25, Fruit diameter: 1.5-2.5 cm, Fruit type: cone-shaped, Fruit shape: oval, Fruit color: red, white Pale yellow.


  • Eye
    Rosales
  • Family
    Rosaceae
  • Genus
    Cerasus
  • Species
    C. tomentosa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeDeciduous shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 3.0 cm

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