Plant Care Chinese bush cherry

Chinese bush cherry

About Chinese bush cherry

Chinese bush cherry is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Chinese bush cherry likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Chinese bush cherry belongs to the Prunus genus, and is native to Central and Southern China to Korea.

⚠️ Chinese bush cherry is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Prunus glandulosa
Prunus
Rosaceae
Rosales

Also known as

Chinese bush cherry, Chinese plum and dwarf flowering almond

How to care for Chinese bush cherry

💦 Water

How often to water your Chinese bush cherry

Water needs for Chinese bush cherry
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese bush cherry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chinese bush cherry

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chinese bush cherry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese bush cherry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese bush cherry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Chinese bush cherry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese bush cherry in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese bush cherry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese bush cherry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chinese bush cherry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Chinese bush cherry is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Chinese bush cherry →

Common Chinese bush cherry Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Chinese bush cherry prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Chinese bush cherry Water Frequency →

Chinese bush cherry Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chinese bush cherry requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Chinese bush cherry Light Requirements →

Chinese bush cherry Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Chinese bush cherry is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Chinese bush cherry Toxicity to Cats →

Chinese bush cherry Toxicity to Dogs →

Chinese bush cherry Toxicity to Humans →


🪴 Soil

Chinese bush cherry is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Chinese bush cherry →

When and How to Successfully Repot Chinese bush cherry →


💩 Fertilizer

Chinese bush cherry grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Chinese bush cherry →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Chinese bush cherry will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Chinese bush cherry →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Chinese bush cherry can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Chinese bush cherry Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Chinese bush cherry

Chinese bush cherry

Chinese bush cherry


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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