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Stella Cherry Tree

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Stella is the queen of cherries with its bodacious blooms and the most highly rated fruit available on the market today. Plus, you only need a single tree to produce juicy cherries since no cross-pollinating partner is needed to bear fruitóso it saves space and money. These cherries are unbelievably juicy. If I could plant only one Cherry Tree, Stella would be it.

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Stella Cherry Tree

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The Stella Cherry Tree is one of the finest cherry trees available, and its beautiful blossoms, vibrant foliage and delicious fruit top the list of this treeís many attributes.

Stella Cherries are among the first trees trumpeting in the arrival of spring with their gorgeous, hot-pink blossoms that are showy and long-lasting. This Cherry Tree is tailor-made to be the showpiece of your outdoor living area.

If gardening space is limited, you donít need a lot of real estate for a Stella Cherry Tree. Unlike most other Cherry Trees that require two to bear fruit, Stella is a self-pollinator so you only need a single tree to have bushels of your own juicy cherries every season.

Around mid-July your cherries will be purple, plump and ready for picking. Stella Cherries are firm, succulent and sweet with a smooth skin thatís resistant to cracking. If supermarket cherries are all youíve ever known, youíll be pleasantly surprised with the flavor of Stella cherries picked fresh from your home garden.

Just think of the scrumptious cherry muffins, pies and cobblers youíll be baking with your very own harvested fruit. You can cook up batches of gourmet cherry preserves for special occasions or to give as gifts. Fresh cherry juice straight from your press makes a delicious afternoon treat on a warm summer day. Wonderful as a healthy and tasty snack right off the tree, Stella Cherries store and freeze marvelously well.

Maturing to heights of just 15-20 feet, this semi-compact tree is versatile enough for smaller orchards while producing a generous crop thatís safely harvested without requiring that perilous climb up a dangerous ladder.

Stella Cherry Tree bears fruit at a young age, so you wonít have to wait long for your first harvest. At our nursery, we devote an extra year to growing and pruning our trees, ensuring that you take delivery of a well-branched, healthy specimen guaranteed to give you many years of production and enjoyment.

If youíre looking for a second tree to act a good pollinator, Stella is a good partner for other cherry trees as well, particularly if you lack for garden space.

With produce and gas prices rising, consider the money saving benefits of having this tree in your backyard. You can grow your own cherries without the use of pesky pesticides, so you know exactly what you and your family are eating without all the unknown factors presented in imported foods.

Order yours today, while supplies last.

Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Rootstock: MAZZARD
Botanical Name: Prunus avium 'Stella'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, WA
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Stella Cherry Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Stella Cherry Tree.

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 Stella Cherry Tree 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 Stella Cherry Tree 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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Just received my 2 Stella cherry trees to go with my Rainier I purchased from FGT 2 months ago. All in their own pots. Ordered 3-4 ft received 5 foot trees with a 1 inch caliper. Very nice. Thanks FGT :)
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does it come in a pot or bare root, and how old is it?
david s on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: The Stella Cherry Trees are currently going out in pots. The 3 to 4 foot is about 3 years old and the 4 to 5 foot is about 4 years old.
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can it be planted now? middle of August? Chcagoland area!
A shopper on Aug 13, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant the Stella Cherry is in the early Spring or Early Fall however if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above you can go ahead and plant them now.
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Will the dwarf stella cherry tree withstand winters with sub zero temperatures and extreme sun in the summer?
Rick S on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: II did buy a Stella last year for my daughter at her house (50 miles away) and when I saw it last month, it had grown about 2 ft and I assume that next year it might bloom and set fruit. It is supposed to be self fruitful so I will see. I usually grow different varieties in of citrus trees in pots and the stella tree is the first of the cherries that I have tried. I don't think I will have any problem with it in this area. I used to live in Penna and spent many days at Erie area picking where these sweet cherries are grown , I don't expect to have any problems here in Tenn either.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Stella Cherry Tree 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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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

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.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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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.