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Stella Cherry Tree

Prunus avium 'Stella'

$139.95

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  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever planted! Simply dig your hole, place the Drop 'N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole. That's it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root

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-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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- Planting Mix
Stella Cherry Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Stella Cherry Tree 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.

Coarse 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
$6.95
-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.

$14.95
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
$19.95

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)



Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Harvest Time:

July

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Prunus avium 'Stella'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, ID, WA



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Sweet and Decadent Mouth-Watering Fruit

Get Fruit Fast
Love cherries?  Don't wait for them.  We devote years to growing and pruning these trees so that you don't have to wait for your Stella Cherries.  You can expect this tree to perform the very first year!  We'll deliver a well-branched, healthy specimen - guaranteed to give you many years of production and enjoyment.

Early Spring Show
You'll love the delicious cherries, but this tree's spring display will steal your heart.  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 tree is tailor-made to be the showpiece of your outdoor living area.

Great for Small Spaces 
If gardening space is limited, you don't 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.

Delicious and Healthy Fruit
If supermarket cherries are all you've ever known, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the flavor of Stella Cherries picked fresh from your own tree. Around mid-July, your cherries will be purple, plump and ready for picking. Stella Cherries are firm, succulent and sweet with a smooth skin that's resistant to cracking. Wonderful as a healthy and tasty snack right off the tree, yet Stella Cherries store and freeze marvelously well. Just think of the scrumptious cherry muffins, pies and cobblers you'll be baking with your very own harvested fruit.  You can cook batches of gourmet cherry preserves for special occasions or give as gifts. Fresh cherry juice straight from your press makes a delicious afternoon treat on a warm summer day.

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Stella Cherry Tree Pollination


Stella Cherry Trees 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...

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Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
41 Reviews
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The tree arrived on the date projected in excellent condition. The potted tree cost a bit more than bare root but the potted trees live much better and are worth the extra cost.
August 28, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Tree was delivered on time and looked good as expected it had a couple of leaves that had turned a little different color but was in good shape ??
August 27, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Great Looking Plants
Both cherry trees arrived in great shape. First tree has lost all of it leaves and nothing else is sprouting. I am waiting for spring until I say good-bye. Second cherry tree is holding its leaves but is not getting any new ones. Our weather was very hot when first tree arrived-second tree has had to endure large amounts of rain. I am waiting for spring in hopes both trees will survive. I feel you really have a great product-our weather is just not cooperating.
August 1, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
Stella Cherry tree
Great looking tree, but will probably need next year to fill in and develope more branches. Great pollinator for my other 2 cherry trees.
Plan on adding a 6-7 ft Black Tartanian to the orchard next year
July 15, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Tree came well packed as always , have it planted and seems to be doing well. It has put on new growth it will be awhile before I see fruit but all looks good. I would recommend to anyone buy from this company MJG
July 11, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Great product
I love it! It arrived very well packaged and very healthy. I got the the extra vitamins/minerals and the plant soil. The tree seems to be adapting to its site as I have new growth already.
July 2, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
Tree wasn't healthy
My tree lost it's leaves within 3 days of planting. I planted apricot the same day and treated both trees the same but the Stella cherry dropped its leaves and never showed any sign of life again.
June 21, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Unsure at this point
Had to replace the first tree I received. Planted trees on a hill side in amended soil, but with the rain we received over the past month it seems to be struggling. Hoping it’s as hardy as it is supposed to be.
June 18, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Very pleased
Very healthy out of the box .
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Great new growth
Excellent
June 15, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Very healthy tree
Our tree seemed much smaller than we expected. We planted it in the yard and it’s doing great. It hasn’t grown at all, but it’s green and healthy.
June 8, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
6

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Stella Cherry Tree


Stella Cherry Tree Planting Diretions

The Stella cherry tree (Prunus avium ‘Stella’) is an excellent addition to any home orchard. Prized for its semi-dwarf size, only reaching about 15 feet tall/wide at maturity. It will fit into any landscape or orchard and is self fertile, so you’ll only need one tree to get cherries year after year but will produce even more with another nearby. Growing in USDA zones 5-8, the cherry is cold tolerant down to -10 degrees, yet only requires approximately 400 chill hours so it will still produce fruit in areas where it gets warmer earlier. Blooming in early spring with an abundance of pink flowers, the sweet cherries are ready to harvest in mid-summer.

Location: Choose a sunny spot that will give your cherry tree a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Although it will thrive in almost any kind of soil, avoid locations where the soil will remain soggy for prolonged lengths of time.

Planting Instructions:
1. Dig a hole that is as deep as the root ball and three times as wide.
2. Place the roots in the hole and fill the hole about half-way with soil, tamp to remove air pockets then fill the hole completely.
3. Water to secure the tree and remove any additional air pockets in the soil.
4. Add more soil if necessary after settling.
5. Spread a layer of mulch over the soil around your cherry tree to help keep the soil moist, encourage healthy growth and protect your tree against competing growth.

Watering: During the growing season, if your tree receives at least an inch of rain every 10 days then no additional irrigation is necessary. If the season is hot and dry then you may need to provide some additional water. The best way to water is by using a slow trickling garden hose left at the base of the tree. This will allow the water to penetrate the soil more deeply and prevent it from running off over the soil surface. Make sure the ground is fully moisturized all around the root system. Mulching will greatly assist in maintaining soil moisture.

Pruning: A year after planting your cherry tree, prune your tree in the late to end of winter while dormant. Shape the tree to encourage horizontal branch growth with space between branches. Prune once a year as necessary to remove weak, drooping branches. These are usually poor fruit bearing branches and removing them will encourage positive air flow and healthy growth. Also make sure light can penetrate the center of the canopy.

Fertilization: Good, nutrient rich soil should only require the addition of nitrogen. Fertilize in the spring and midsummer using nitrogen fertilizer twice annually applying 2 weeks after planting and 4 weeks after the first application. Use a complete fertilizer such as 10-10-10 and apply at the rate of 0.05 pounds of actual nitrogen per dose. Fertilizer application ratios vary upon the formulation so be sure to follow package directions. When applying, be sure fertilizer is 6 to 8 inches away from the trunk around the tree to prevent the roots from burning. Organic fertilizers such as manure or blood meal are highly discouraged as their nitrogen levels cannot be measured. Keep in mind that cherry trees require high levels of nitrogen early in the season and lower levels during the late summer.

Pests: Cherry trees can be susceptible to brown rot. The best prevention for this problem is proper pruning to provide good air circulation. Be sure there is ample room between branches. Remove any infected blossoms, fruit or leaves and inspect your tree continuously to catch any early signs of the disease. To spot brown rot, look for brown, soggy flowers or mummified looking fruit on your tree. For control once the disease is recognized, use a sulfur spray 4 times: when flower buds are pink, when flowers are open, right after petal fall, and 2 weeks after petal fall.

Tips:
䄏 Surround your cherry tree with a thin layer of mulch each spring.
䄏 In colder climates, avoid fertilizing after midsummer to prevent new growth that won’t harden before fall frosts.
䄏 Prevent animals such as rabbits from damaging your tree by placing a circular wire about a foot high around the base of the tree especially during winter.
䄏 To avoid root injury, place fertilizer in a band 6 to 8 inches from the trunk around the tree. Organic forms of fertilizer (manure, blood meal or bone meal) are not recommended due to the element analysis being unavailable and that those nutrients may be released throughout the season.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
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I chose this for self-pollination, mature height, and ability to freeze and use in cooking items.
Peggy P on Aug 7, 2018
self pollinator, size
Peggy D on Jun 8, 2018
I chose this for self-pollination, mature height, and ability to freeze and use in cooking items.
Peggy P on Aug 7, 2018
Fast shipping and pretty decent reviews
Ernest G on Jun 17, 2018
self pollinator, size
Peggy D on Jun 8, 2018
Pollinator for Bing
Harold W on Jun 5, 2018
Price
Ronald O on May 26, 2018
Self pollinating
Liz P on May 9, 2018
I have outlined my back yard with fruit bearing trees including peach, pear, apple, and pomegranate. This will be the perfect way to round off my landscape. I am eagerly awaiting my first harvest!
James D on Apr 23, 2018
Self-pollinator and takes little room
Heidi P on Apr 18, 2018
I LOVED THE DESCRIPTION OF THE LOVELY FLOWERS AND ALSO ITS SELF POLLINATION.
Bob B on Mar 22, 2018
Pollinator
Stella E on Mar 20, 2018
Love the bright red for pies and jams plus taste
Janice H R on Mar 19, 2018
Just because
Charlton H on Feb 28, 2018
needed a sweet i think this is best!
lawrence s on Feb 16, 2018
Because it’s self-pollinating and the correct size for your yard.
Ron W on Feb 2, 2018
As a pollinator
Tina D on Jan 25, 2018
self pollinating and my zone and first year bearing
Guaitrie P on Jan 21, 2018
Same reason as above ,commenr :)
Brigitte S on Jan 9, 2018
Wanted a pollinator.
Charles G on Nov 9, 2017
wanted to try these trees in my zone
DOROTHY P on Nov 2, 2017
This is the fruit I like.
Fang Z on Oct 19, 2017
This tree is self pollinating so not as much space is needed.
Vicki B on Sep 23, 2017
Want to see it grow
Jacques O on Jul 1, 2017
WANTED FAST GROWING FRUIT TREE.
anthony c on Jun 28, 2017
I love cherries so these will make a nice addition to our fruit and berry farm.
Kimberly W on Jun 16, 2017
My Wife loves Cherries. We bought a new house with 3 acres and only a few trees. We love plants. You have some very nice trees and plants.
John B on Jun 15, 2017
Quick bearing. Lots of quality fruit. Ideal size for back yard. Can be container grown. A recommended cross-pollinator for the Rainier cherry. Self-pollinating
Gregory B on Jun 2, 2017
I chose a Stella Cherry Tree due to the fact that it can be grown in a large container and will add color and texture to the back patio at my home, in addition to the loads of sweet cherries that Stella's are known for.
Dusty P on May 27, 2017
Zone 7, Love cherries.
Lori N on May 24, 2017
Fun/Color
Steve C on May 18, 2017
Wanted a Stella for a while but couldn't get a hold of one til two years ago, they were always sold out.
Barbara G on May 17, 2017
trying to grow fruit
patricia o on May 17, 2017
I love cherries, and this tree produces a beautiful white blossoms before fruiting, and is a excellent as a self-pollinator.
Araceli V on May 16, 2017
I chose the Stella Cherry Tree as part of a birthday gift for my husband. He plans to plant it in the orchard area along with his plum and apple trees.
Stacey J on Apr 22, 2017
Self pollinating, good tasting fruit. Smaller tree with good root system for fast start.
Peter R on Apr 19, 2017
More information provided
Karna B on Apr 18, 2017
bought for backyard project
jen c on Mar 26, 2017
To pollinate Rainier.
Felix O on Mar 23, 2017
What the Mrs. wanted
Russell M on Mar 15, 2017
I like them
Karen P on Mar 9, 2017
Self pollinating, has sweet cherries
Linda M on Feb 27, 2017
I chose these Cherry trees Because they are self pollinators and bear a lot of fruit.
Trisha H on Feb 21, 2017
The flowers and the fruit are both hot favorites!
Meena A on Jun 20, 2016
A good pollinator for Bing
Jerry L on Jun 18, 2016
Seemed the best for my atea
Kekentia G on Apr 21, 2016
Wide variety of fruit trees. They are pruned so faster harvest. I have a pair tree and peach tree already. Just adding to my collection. Lol!!
Raymundo z on Apr 19, 2016
I love cherries, and the stella breed of cherries produces the best cherry to eat right off the tree.
Harley A on Apr 17, 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
self pollinating
Bruce G on Apr 14, 2016
I like cherries but am not sure I have ever eaten a Stella but needed more than one cherry tree for pollination.
sharon c on Apr 14, 2016
Self Pollinating
Jacquline T on Apr 13, 2016
Fast shipping and pretty decent reviews
Ernest G on Jun 17, 2018
Pollinator for Bing
Harold W on Jun 5, 2018
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.
How fast do Stella Cherry Trees grow? I bought one from FGT last year and planted it in the fall. It is growing well and looks great. The new growth is about 12 inches long and I am wondering if I can expect this every year.
Darren G on Jun 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: When young, Stella will put on 10" to 15" of growth a year, and sometimes more under optimal growing conditions. It will slow down as it matures. Don't forget to prune while it is young, to encourage fruiting at a younger age and make a smaller easier-to-harvest tree at bearing.
I live in the SF Bay Area, just north of SF. We are in a fog zone, but the weather is basically temperate year-round. Will this tree like this climate?
catherine s on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: SF Bay area is too hot for the Stella Cherry to thrive there. Cherry trees require a certain amount of chill hours and it would not get them there.
We are in Zone 5, Illinois. Will it be good enough for Stella cherries or do we need special care in winter?
thanks
Yogesh
Yogesh on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We're in Connecticut, and, although we used to be zone 5, we're now considered zone 6 or 6a. We had a polar vortex come through this winter that brought degrees in the minuses, but the tree is fine. I hope this helps.
what type of soil do you need ?
bill w on Jul 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I just mixed the soil I dug with soil from a bag of miracle-gro garden soil from home depot. The cherry trees are growing well but did not get any fruits yet. Probably next year. Good luck.
What rootstock are your Stella's grafted to?
PETER S on Nov 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are grafted onto mazzard rootstock
Is this a dwarf?
Kristen L on Apr 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are semi-dwarf at a mature height of 15-20ft.
Will this tree be healthy and fruit bearing with it being cold in the winter here in Cleveland ms?
Edward H on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi, ours is 2 years old now. We live in Denver and as long as we give it a couple gallons of water a week when there is no snow, it has been growing steadily. I believe this tree needs a period of cold in order to bear fruit. We've not had fruit yet on our young tree, but it has grown several inches each season. Hope that helps
Is it safe to plant this in Feb (there will likely be more freezes in Fort Worth through mid March)?
kate2727 on Feb 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
Can I plant it now? it says ships Feb 2nd 2016
Kay O on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Fall and spring are both great times to plant a cherry tree. We do not currently have any available so it will not be shipped until February.

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