This selection is sometimes known as the Korean cherry, Manchu cherry, Downy cherry, Shanghai cherry, Ando cherry, Mountain cherry, Chinese Bush cherry, Chinese Dwarf cherry, or Hansen's Bush Cherry.
The Nanking Cherry is a rounded, upright and spreading shrub. The cherries that this bush produces are edible right off the plant, but typically used in jams and pies. The bark on the Nanking Cherry is an attractive brown color and peels. This gives the bush nice winter interest. This selection in drought tolerant once established.