North Star Cherry Tree
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||8-10 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, CA, ID, WA|
When you plant a cherry tree in your garden, you don’t want to wait to enjoy your crop. That’s one of the best reasons to choose the North Star Cherry - this tree can produce berries in the first year!
The North Star Cherry tree doesn’t just produce a lot of fruit, it produces a bounty of delicious fruit. These cranberry-skinned, plump cherries offer a tart-sweet flavor perfect for desserts, savory recipes, or even handfuls straight from the tree.
Despite the North Star Cherry’s abundant fruit production, the tree itself doesn’t take up much room. Because of its dwarf size, it only grows about 10 to 12 feet tall and eight to 12 feet wide - making it perfect for small spaces in your landscaping where a standard-size cherry tree wouldn’t fit.
Add in the tree’s cold hardiness, and you’ve got yourself an irresistible choice. Bred at the University of Minnesota, the North Star Cherry thrives in winter temperatures down to -30℉
Moreover, this adaptable tree can be planted in any type of soil -- and isn’t prone to disease.
Are you ready to enjoy an ample harvest of cherries year after year? Welcome a North Star Cherry tree in your yard!
How much room will the North Star Cherry tree take up in my yard?
This is a dwarf tree that grows about 10 to 12 feet tall and eight to 12 feet wide.
How soon will my North Star Cherry produce fruit?
In the first year of planting!
My area gets quite cold in the winter. Is the North Star Cherry tree right for me?
Quite possibly! This tree withstands temperatures down to the -30 degrees.
Choose a spot that receives six to eight hours of sunlight per day. Though the North Star Cherry Tree prefers full sun, it will tolerate some shade. It also needs a location with well-draining soil.
Dig a hole that’s three times the width of the root ball and equally deep. Water to settle the roots, and spread out a layer of mulch for moisture.
Your tree needs about an inch of water every 10 days. So, if your area is dry or hot in some parts of the year, then you’ll need to water your tree. If the soil is dry down two to three inches from the top, then it’s time to water. The best way to do this is using a garden hose at the base of the tree.
Apply nitrogen fertilizer two weeks after planting and four weeks after the first application. Annually, fertilize in spring and mid-summer. In colder places, do no fertilize after mid-summer so new growth won’t harden in fall frosts.
Prune your tree in winter a year after planting to support horizontal branch growth with space between branches. Prune once a year to remove weak or drooping branches.