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North Star Cherry

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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.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Chill Hours:

500

Botanical Name:

Prunus cerasus 'North Star'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, ID, WA

Delicious Cherries from a Cold Hardy Tree

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
Purchased
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
I AM SO GLAD THAT THIER IS A CHERRY TREE TO GROW IN MINNESOTA! THANKS U OF MINNESOTA.
December 31, 2012
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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
MS
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
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
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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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
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
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Tender
 
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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
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
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Tender
 
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Growth zone 7
I bought this tree last year and it arrived in great condition. It was well packaged and had lots of leaves on it. I planted it according to directions on day two of it arriving and it did well. The bugs hit it pretty hard last year and I was worried on how it would do this year, but it has already blossomed beautifully and has several tiny red cherries on it. It is not even June so this surprised me. I have bought several items from this company and have never been disappointed.
May 23, 2016
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Can't wait til summer! It is doing wonderfully well!
October 7, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
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Tender
 
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Love this tree!
Shortly after we potted this tree, it bloomed -- we even had a couple of cherries! Since then, it's withstood storms and frost and hail and blistering heat, and is still going strong. We could not be more pleased.
June 23, 2016
Munford, TN
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
7

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 North Star Cherry.

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 North Star Cherry 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 North Star Cherry again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I didn't.
Jim M on Jul 7, 2016
grows in my area.
ismael c on Apr 17, 2016
This was to replace a lovely cherry tree that a friend had attempted to transplant for me. It died. So this was to give me another cherry tree to enjoy, since I lost that first one.
Storyspinning on Jul 2, 2016
This tree was bought as a pollinator for my Montmercy Cherry.
Brittany S on Apr 16, 2016
Can I order just one of the larger and when will it produce?
Lisa L on Jan 1, 2015
Best Answer: Ir can take 3-5 years to produce.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 17, 2016
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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 5, 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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 19, 2016
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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 18, 2016
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Is this self pollinating?
Wayne J on Apr 22, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, I planted it alone in my yard, no other cherries, and it produced fruit
Reply · Report · Heather F on Apr 23, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 21, 2016
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Can this tree be grown succuessfully without chemical sprays?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: You will likely need to spray to eliminate tiny black (ants?) after the flowers have set and new growth is emerging. The bugs will destroy the ends of many new shoots if not treated. Treat quickly after seeing the bugs, they populate exponentially. One spraying of a fruit and vegetable insect killer will do it and not adversely affect the crop.otherwise, nothing else needs to be done. I have four montmorency and north star sour cherry trees. The montmorency trees are affected as well butseem to be better growers. In the chicago area, anyway.
Reply · Report · Frank P on Jun 20, 2014
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How far apart should they be planted from the other cherry tree if making rows?
Kasey M on Mar 18, 2016
Best Answer: I had them 8-10 feet apart. As they grow in size their branches will expand from tree center 3-4 feet toward each other which will now leave you only 2 ft or less spacing between the 2 trees.
Reply · Report · Hanh L on Mar 18, 2016
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If I get a Rainier Cherry tree and a North Star Cherry tree, will they work as pollinators for each other?
Jennie on May 20, 2016
Best Answer: No, a Rainer cherry is sweet and the North Star is tart. You would need another sweet cherry for pollination such as Bing, Black Tartarian or the Stella.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 22, 2016
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Can i grow this in dublin, georgia?
rinalee on Apr 19, 2016
Best Answer: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Apr 21, 2016
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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
Reply · Report · Cheryl B on Jul 14, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 21, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 30, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 3, 2014
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