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North Star Cherry

North Star Cherry

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A sweet, tart, all-purpose cherry. Great for quick snacks, meals, or even as desserts. The ideal cherry tree, even in colder climates!

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North Star Cherry

Delicious Cherries from a Cold Hardy Tree

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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.



Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 10-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Rootstock: MAZZARD
Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'North Star'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, WA
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-8
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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

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Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your North Star Cherry can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant 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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: PERSONFROMMINNESOTA
I AM SO GLAD THAT THIER IS A CHERRY TREE TO GROW IN MINNESOTA! THANKS U OF MINNESOTA.

By: Sherrie in KS
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.

By: Josiah Safo
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.

By: KAY IN DES MOINES
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!

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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.
Reply · Karen D on Jun 20, 2014
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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 · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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Will this plant fruit in dallas?
Sean M on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: No idea about Dallas, but it certainly grows well in Colorado. Very tough in the cold weather when other fruit trees die.
Reply · Donald R on Jun 9, 2014
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