Hours: 9am-7pm EST


You are in Growing Zone:


Checkout Shopping Cart: (0) Items
Fall Promo Banner
Free Shipping on orders $79+ ...Ends 4/27 at Midnight (enter code APR79 at checkout)
  • N
  • North Star Cherry Video
  • North Star Cherry for Sale

    North Star Cherry for Sale


North Star Cherry

Prunus cerasus 'North Star'


1. Height

  • Ships Tomorrow
  • Shipped to you in our Quick Start™

    The most protected tree delivery method ~ from our nursery to your door. 

    The same root system that enabled your tree to grow healthy and strong in the ground remains in tact during shipping. Trees arrive unscathed by even the harshest shipping conditions because their roots are protected by unique moisture-rich, nutritious forest fiber.  

    When your tree arrives, you’ll discover a large, well-developed root system that is as healthy as if it were still in the ground.  Just dig your hole, open the bag and drop it in.  Your tree will continue to thrive in it’s new home.

    Grow Bag


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

8-12 ft.


Full Sun


10-12 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours:


Botanical Name:

Prunus cerasus 'North Star'

Does Not Ship To:


Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

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.

North Star Cherry Pollination

North Star Cherry are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

Customers who bought this item also bought...

Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
20 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
Growth Rate
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
January 1, 2013
over 4 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
January 1, 2013
January 1, 2013
Growth Rate
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
Growth Rate
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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Growth Rate
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
1 year ago
Growth Rate
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
Growth Rate
Can't wait til summer! It is doing wonderfully well!
October 7, 2015
1 year ago
Growth Rate
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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:

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.

Planting & Care

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

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 19 questions Browse 19 questions and 47 answers
Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Your website promised healthy product, will know more when I receive item. If delivered in conditioners as promised Will be very happy
Steven L on Apr 17, 2017
Small tree for the front yard that we can enjoy delicious cherry's from.
Christopher L on Apr 1, 2017
Your website promised healthy product, will know more when I receive item. If delivered in conditioners as promised Will be very happy
Steven L on Apr 17, 2017
for eat
HALEY K on Apr 3, 2017
Small tree for the front yard that we can enjoy delicious cherry's from.
Christopher L on Apr 1, 2017
Delicious fruit
Catherine L on Apr 1, 2017
Good pollinator 4 Rainer
Matt V on Mar 19, 2017
needed a second, non tart cherry
marcy mahoney a on Feb 19, 2017
wife loves cherries
ihor stefan b on Feb 9, 2017
Love cherry trees and just got some land and thought it would be nice to have a couple.
Brad K on Jul 22, 2016
I didn't.
Jim M on Jul 7, 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
grows in my area.
ismael c on Apr 17, 2016
This tree was bought as a pollinator for my Montmercy Cherry.
Brittany S on Apr 16, 2016
I've been thinking about growing some cherry trees lately and this seemed like a good choice.
ROBERT J H on Apr 15, 2016
looks good
TOM R on Apr 15, 2016
Miniature in size with limited available space where it is to be planted. Also, selected because we want a sour cherry tree.
Robert B on Apr 14, 2016
I chose this item so my nephews will always remember their mother. She loved the color red and what better way to say she will always be remembered for a long time.
Elizabeth T on Apr 13, 2016
I love fruit and wanted a variety.
Carolyn R on Mar 31, 2016
I am in the process of having my landscape become as edible as possible and I love to make jam and freeze whole fruit for pie. Also because it is self-pollinating.
Marilynn J B on Mar 23, 2016
Curious to see if I can successfully grow this tree.....
Edwina F on Feb 18, 2016
Cherry trees are beautiful in the Spring, and cherries have wonderful health benefits. I love the idea of being able to walk into the backyard and pick some cherries to eat. They are tart cherries, but still sweet enough to eat, and perfect for jams and baking too!
Erin C on Feb 11, 2016
To fertilize the Bings
Sam H on Feb 1, 2016
for eat
HALEY K on Apr 3, 2017
Delicious fruit
Catherine L on Apr 1, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
is this sour cherry tree?
mahyar e on Apr 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes it is sour
if you are looking to make pies it is good
did not get cherries the first year
but last year WOW and I live in Illinois and they are full of blooms and two new branches on April18,2017
the only problem I have is Asian beetles
good luck enjoy
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.
I live in a very deer populated area. Can the North Star survive the deer ?
Bob G on Feb 18, 2017
I didn't know if I should laugh or cry at your question. You see I have goats(cousins to the deer) and the one day I forget to close my garden gate the goats get out and in the garden. None of my fruit trees survived. They ate the leaves and then peeled and ate the bark, after they knocked them over. But back to the deer. I have a 52" fence around the tree garden, and I have found that the deer have jumped in and eaten the apple tree leaves. Didn't notice activity on the other trees much, so maybe if you have a 5-6 ft fence, and keep the gate shut you would be O.K.!
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: Yes they will work as pollinators.
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.
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
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.
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.
Hello. Can this cherry tree be grown on a large pot in a greenhouse?
Tara D on Apr 23, 2017

Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Shipping Alert:

Due to cold weather, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map


Shipping Resumes

Zones 3 & 4

Week of May 15th

Zones 5-11

Ships Now!

Shipping Cost

Amount of Order


Less than $15











32% of order