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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!



NON-GMO

North Star Cherry

Delicious Cherries from a Cold Hardy Tree


Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 5-6 ft
$7.00 Oversize Fee
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Ships this Mon, Jun 1
List: $139.90
Sale: $69.95
6 at  $66.45 each
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Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 4-5 ft

Ships this Mon, Jun 1
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
6 at  $56.95 each
*Note:
Qty: 
Height

We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 3-4 ft

Ships this Mon, Jun 1
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
6 at  $47.45 each
*Note:
Qty: 

Experts Recommend

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
Sale: $9.95
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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.


Soil Contents
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Transplant 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 need nutrition.

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

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $5.95
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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 recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)




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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
Purchased
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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Medium
Fast
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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.
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October 16, 2014
MS, US
Purchased
10 months 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.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
I AM SO GLAD THAT THIER IS A CHERRY TREE TO GROW IN MINNESOTA! THANKS U OF MINNESOTA.
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December 31, 2012
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Can I order just one of the larger and when will it produce?
Lisa L on Jan 1, 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
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
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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
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I didn't get mine. Where is my tree I paid for?
William B on Jan 18, 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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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
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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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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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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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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.