Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 12-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 12-15 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, WA
The nation's most popular dessert cherry
Chances are that if you've had a cherry on top of your ice cream sundae or an unbelievably delicious slice of cherry pie, then you have tried the Montmorency cherry before. These large, bright red cherries are the USA's most popular cherry and you can grow them in your own yard.
Montmorency cherry trees produce buckets of juicy cherries with an irresistible tart flavor, perfect for your favorite recipes. Every summer you will get to harvest tons of plump fruit. Friends and family members will keep coming back for more and more of your blue ribbon cakes and tarts.
Not only do these trees produce buckets of fruit, they also make attractive additions to any landscape. They grow about 12 to 15 feet tall and 12 to 15 feet wide in a symmetrical oval shape giving yards a picturesque fruiting shade tree. Due to their self-fertile nature you will only need one for a huge amount of fresh cherries year after year.
Every year once spring arrives Montmorency cherry trees erupt with hundreds of white blossoms. This tree is a delight to watch as beautiful blooms emerge and transition into delectable sour fruit.
This low maintenance cherry tree thrives in a variety of poor soils all over the country. They are even the perfect cherry tree for Northern climates because they survive heavy snows and temperatures down to -20 degrees (F).
The secret about Montmorency's delicious cherry flavor is out and everyone is rushing to get their hands on a few of these trees. They are selling out fast, be sure to get yours today before they're gone!
Montmorency Cherry Pollination
Montmorency Cherrys are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Montmorency Cherry will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Montmorency tree was packaged and shipped very good. The starter planter kit was helpful. I followed all instructions.?I planted this tree between two bing cherry trees leaving the prescribed space as instructed. The size was as advertised on line. She only had one leaf on her and was clipped up top. My wife and I feared it dead- or traumatized.Really just a tripod twig of a tree. New Jersey fall has been great- lots of rain/ sun . Rich garden state soil. After 2 weeks buds and leaves sprung to life and appeared on the three tree tops. We never had a doubt. Let's see how she grows!
So healthy and putting on lots of new growth. No cherries this year because we just got it but we have had great luck with our other North Star and Bali Evans and this tree is much bigger. We ordered another!!!
I like it slow growing but I like it I would actually buy one bigger than what I did prior.
This cherry tree hasn't put out anything yet but it's still alive and we love it slow-growing and I have no complaints definitely would recommend this to more people think this would make a great cherry tree if you add another one to your yard so they can communicate and the other from what I've heard in the past the cherry tree requires a secondary tree to produce fruit I don't know if that's true or not.
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beautiful tree easy for a novice to plant!
lovely tree it arrived quickly and in great shape. Did not wilt at all in the days after we planted out.
Planting & Care
The Montmorency Cherry tree (Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency') is a low maintenance, very adaptable fruit producing tree that loves full sun and can tolerate very cold temperatures. The tree is a moderate grower maturing to a height/width of 12-15 feet and are most commonly planted in USDA growing zones 4-8. These particular cherries are also favored as they are self-fertile which means you only need the one tree for the delectable sour cherries to form but you will get considerably more cherries by having two near one another. The Montmorency cherry tree is considered to be the USA’s most popular cherry to grow in your own yard!
1) Make your hole three times as wide and just as deep as the root ball.
2) Place your tree in the hole, carefully spread the roots out and begin back filling the hole. Tamp down the soil as you fill to avoid any air pockets from forming.
3) Water to secure the tree and remove any additional air pockets in the soil. Add more soil if necessary after settling.
4) Spread a layer of mulch over the soil around your Cherry Tree to help encourage healthy growth and protect your tree from competing growth (weeds/grasses).
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 mid-summer 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.
*Surround your Cherry Tree with a thin layer of mulch each spring.
*In colder climates, avoid fertilizing after midsummer to prevent new growth that won't harden before fall frosts.
*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.
*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.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
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|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
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