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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!


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
Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'North Star'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, WA
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
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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.

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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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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December 31, 2012
over 2 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
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December 31, 2012
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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.
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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.
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December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
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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
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
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
I didn't get mine. Where is my tree I paid for?
William B on Jan 18, 2015
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I have seen other cherry trees of similar size with the ability to be patio, potted plants. Can this variety be patio grown or ground planted only?
Jason on May 7, 2015
Best Answer: I purchased this tree last year and potted it. It grew amazing the first year and came back this spring. Then I noticed the leaves turning brown! Turns out it had sent its roots down through the drain holes in the pot into the ground and was killing itself from no drainage. So I would say not to pot this, it will try to break out LOL.. Transplanted it in the ground hoping it makes it!
Reply · Report · Frances G on Jul 8, 2015
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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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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 · Report · Karen D on Jun 20, 2014
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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 type of soil for this cherry tree?
Roberta H on May 22, 2015
Best Answer: Need 10-10-10 fertilizer and lime heavyly. Unfortunately, I've mine for three years...no cherries, yet.
Reply · Report · Maria M on May 22, 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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what is the average life expectancy of the North star cherry tree?
sue d on Jun 21, 2015
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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
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Has been planted one year, when will it start producing cherries?
James B on Apr 21, 2015
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