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Cherry 'Stella'

Prunus avium

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

Remains the most popular dessert cherry

Self fertile

White cherry blossom

Large, dark-red, sweet fruit

Easy to grow

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Self fertile and easy to grow; Stella remains the most popular dessert cherry. White cherry blossom appear in spring followed by an abundant crop of large, dark-red, sweet fruit in late July. Initially growing with an upright habit, it will gradually spread as it matures. Height: 4m if left unpruned but can easily be maintained to just 275cm (9'). Supplied as root-wrapped 1.2m high pruned tree.

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Height Up to 275cm (109in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Hardy Tree

kitchen garden

full sun

Harvest Months
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1 x 11.5 Litre Potted Tree (Gisella 5 Rootstock) (KA1773)
1 x 5 Litre Potted Tree (Standard - Colt Rootstock) (KB1983)
2 x 11.5 Litre Potted Trees (Gisella 5 Rootstock) (KA1774)
1 Maiden Tree (Colt Rootstock) (14248)
1 Bare Root Plant (V15482)
1 x 12 Litre Potted Tree (Colt Rootstock) (KA0845)
2 x 12 Litre Potted Trees (Colt Rootstock) (KC2506)
1 x 9 Litre Potted Tree (Colt Rootstock) (KC7517)
1 x 24cm Potted Plant (Colt Rootstock, Low Stem) (KF7108)

Plant the cherry tree in a sunny border in any well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Fruit trees should be fastened to a stake to prevent them from rocking in windy weather. Drive the stake into the ground prior to planting. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball of the tree. Plant fruit trees at the same soil level as they were in their original pots and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie. Water well.When growing cherries in containers, repot into well drained, soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. As container grown plants increase in size they will require repotting into increasingly larger pots up to 60cm (2') diameter.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.Feed and water cherry trees regularly throughout the summer, particularly during their first two years. Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. Pruning cherry trees can be undertaken in summer to improve their shape and remove any damaged or crowded branches.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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