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.


Prunus glandulosa

Also known as

Chinese bush cherry, Chinese plum and dwarf flowering almond

How to care for Chinese bush cherry


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

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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 🏡.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern
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Care Summary for Chinese bush cherry

Chinese bush cherry

Chinese bush cherry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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