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William Hendershot
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I'm interested in the Korean Bush Cherry (Prunus Japonica) as a possible addition to my backyard but I'm not finding much info on the google search. I have several different fruits and berries in my small, fledgling forest garden and I'm looking for something new to add. I only have so much room left in the yard so I'd rather not plant a so-so plant.

Questions:

Does it produce much fruit? I'm seeing varying info.
Does the fruit taste good?
Is the plant drought tolerant? I'm higher elevation with around 11-13 inches of rain a year.

Any other info would be appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Hey William, I have grown nanking cherries but not the korean bush. Looks pretty good though.

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Prunus+japonica
 
William Hendershot
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Yeah I saw that too. Great information but I'm still wondering if it provides abundant fruit. Some of the pictures I've come up with make it look like scattered, low-yield fruit. Also, it sounds like there's a large seed and I was wondering if that's a pain to deal with or not so bad.
 
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