• North Star Cherry for Sale

    North Star Cherry for Sale


North Star Cherry

Reg: $99.90
Save: $49.95  (50%)
Ships April 5th, 2016

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  • 3-4 ft.

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-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
-t- Planting Mix
North Star Cherry Planting Mix

Helps your North Star Cherry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Starter Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 4-8

Growing Zones 4-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

8-12 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Prunus cerasus 'North Star'

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Famous for its unmatched beauty, but demanded for its delicious, juicy cherries!

Introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1950, this dwarf cherry tree boasts attractive, richly colored bark and petite white flowers in spring, followed by an abundant production of juicy, dark red fruit.

These plump, tart cherries are considered ideal for baking, but are delicious eaten fresh off of the tree as well. Fruit ripens in late June to late July.

Reaching a mature height of 10-12 feet tall, this cherry tree is ideal for small spaces and works well into even the most established of landscapes or tiniest of yards.

Extremely hardy and self pollinating, the North Star could not be easier to grow! This is one of the few cherry trees that actually don't need a pollinator... so one tree will give you all the cherries you can handle!

Both cold hardy and disease resistant... very low maintenance!

Prefers full sun, but is widely adaptable to various soil and growing conditions. Ideal for zones 4-8.

Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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I could not be more pleased. The tree arrived in great condition, about 5 feet tall, with a dozen cherries already started on it! It will make a great addition to my backyard orchard
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
This cherry tree is awesome. It has many branches, nice shape, not thin & branchless ... planted in April & is now flowering & I except cherries the first season! Easy to care for, have not had to use any pesticides, etc. It is really thriving on water alone. I love this tree. I bought many trees from this site & this is one of the best quality
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Looks good!
The tree arrived in a very well-packaged box and looked great. I planted it in-ground and it still looks good. Some of the leaves have fallen off, but the tree looks healthy. It is October now, so not sure how much it will grow between now and spring, but hopefully it will fruit when it is supposed to.
October 16, 2014
1 year ago
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I planted the North Star Cherry last fall. It's doing well this year. It's only about 3ft. I am hoping it will grow well this year and bear fruit next year. It is a beautiful plant. I love it in my front yard.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Happy with my North Star Cherry
I haven't had the tree for a full year but I have ordered trees from online vendors before and this particular purchase has exceeded my expectations. I was very happy with the SIZE of the tree when we received it. I think it will end up being an excellent value for the money spent. I believe we will get some sort of small harvest of cherries in the spring simply because of how well the tree has adapted since we've transplanted it. I haven't had a single leaf die off since it's been transplanted which is more than what I can say for some of my past online tree purchases from other vendors. Thanks!
October 6, 2015
7 months ago
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Growth Rate
I've had my North Star cherry for a couple of months I was impressed with the shipping it came nice and neat and loved the size of the tree full of leaves it took transplanting well no shock what so ever I feel very strong about this tree that it's going to strive beautifully
October 6, 2015
8 months ago
Growth Rate
Can't wait til summer! It is doing wonderfully well!
October 7, 2015
7 months ago
Growth Rate
Cherry Tree Growth
Disappointed, I planted by tree in May and it still has no growth spurts on it. It looks healthy but very small. Hope it makes it through the winter
October 7, 2015
9 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your North Star Cherry

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Emerald Green Thuja.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Emerald Green Thuja gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Emerald Green Thuja again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Can I order just one of the larger and when will it produce?
Lisa L on Jan 1, 2015
Do you have a dwarft in the North Star cherry tree and if you do how tall is it?
Gail K on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We only carry the semi dwarf. The mature height of ours is 10-12 ft.
If I order now, when can I plant? My zone 6 area is still very cold and it snowed 4" last night.
Russty on Jan 24, 2015
How do I prepare soil for filling the hole? I have top soil, compost, manure, so what is the best mix for cherry tree? May water retaining pellets be mixed with soil?
Hex1957 on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would mix together the top soil, compost and manure making a good blend, not putting any retaining pellets.
when it says tree width, does it mean the canopy?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The width refers to how far the tree's branches spread.
Can this tree be grown succuessfully without chemical sprays?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We still have a baby tree as we planted it spring 2013. It weathered the polar vortex and is gorgeous at the moment. The yield of cherries this year was pathetic, but again, it is still a baby tree. No sprays used. The cherries we are getting are just right for pies! We had problems with japanese beetles last summer eating the leaves, but this year we bought praying mantis egg sacks that we placed around the yard and are trying to promote insect control using "circle of life" tactics. (My kids as so excited to have the praying mantis's around!) Jury is still out on that, though, since the beetles haven't yet emerged here (northern Illinois). Good luck with your tree! We love ours.
I was talking with someone about this variety of tree and they said it was a grafted tree, which is why it is hardy. What type of tree exactly was it grafted into?
Fay M on Jul 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I really don't know Fay. Sorry
what is the average life expectancy of the North star cherry tree?
sue d on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The North Star Cherry has an average lifespan of 15-20 years.
what type of soil for this cherry tree?
Roberta H on May 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The prefer loamy, well drained soil with a pH level of 6.0-7.0.
I planted mine last may and the tree did really well. I live in zone 4 and was wondering when this tree will bloom again. It's looking lifeless and its 4/24. Any suggestions? I planted a maple and an apple tree the same day and they are taking off.
norris t on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They should flower again in the Spring.
Has been planted one year, when will it start producing cherries?
James B on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would give it atleast 3 more years.
Will this plant fruit in dallas?
Sean M on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the North Star should fruit for you. It is recommended for growing zones 4-8 and you are in zone 8.

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