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North Star CherryPrunus cerasus 'North Star'

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North Star CherryPrunus cerasus 'North Star'

117 reviews
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Cold Hardy Growth and Cherries in the First Year

Why North Star Cherry Trees?

Introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1950, the dwarf North Star Cherry Tree is bred for abundant, fast production of delicious cherries and cold hardy adaptability. And the North Star is especially versatile because its plump, tart cherries are considered ideal for snacking directly from the tree, baking, and more.

Plus, its dwarf size means it’s well-suited to any space, small or large. This self-fertile tree is ultra-adaptable, so it’s a proven producer in all types of landscapes. And though it doesn’t need another cherry tree to fruit, more trees mean even bigger bounties.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Aside from its cold hardiness, disease resistance and acclimation to any soil type, the North Star Cherry Tree is second to none because it’s selected by experts. It’s a proven performer, with consistent fruiting season after season, since it’s been planted, monitored and grown in advance at our nursery.

We’ve done the hard work so that you get a hassle-free and healthy tree. Imagine the promise of delectable cherries in just one year, with a summer harvest and home-grown fruit of your own. Order your own North Star Cherry Tree today!

Pollination Info

North Star Cherry Pollination

North Star Cherrys 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...

Planting & Care

1. Planting: The North Star prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade - select a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day for best results. Also select an area with well-drained soil. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's three times the width of the root ball and just as deep. Place your tree, back fill the soil, tamp down and water to settle the roots. Spread a layer of mulch around the surrounding soil to preserve moisture.

2. 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. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil here is dry, it's time to water.

3. Pruning: A year after planting your North Star Cherry Tree, prune during winter. Shape the tree to encourage horizontal branch growth with space between branches. And prune once a year as necessary to remove weak, drooping branches.

4. Fertilizing: 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 - 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.

Tips: In colder climates, avoid fertilizing after mid-summer to prevent new growth that won’t harden before fall frosts.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: July
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st year!
Botanical Name: Prunus cerasus 'North Star'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,CA,ID,WA
Grows Well In Zones: 4-8 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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06/17/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

this is a nice tree

AL
06/17/2022
Art L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Good looking tree

I was impressed how good this tree looked when I opened the box....so good I ordered another tree. Planted same day and sofar it looks like it is taking

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06/16/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Perfect condition replacement

The replacement was what a tree was supposed to LOOK like! The poor little original tree just couldn’t make it, but Fast Growing Trees sent a new tree that jumped out of that box and made itself at home in the same spot vacated by the original. I am very pleased with the company and the product.

VL
06/06/2022
Virgen L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Excellent

Love the tree, excellent condition, healthy

VM
06/01/2022
Vina M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

2 Years in with my North Star Cherry Tree

I got this tree from FGT and two other cherry trees from a big competitor and I have to say Fast Growing Trees is TRUE to their name. The first year I had about 6 cherries on this little shrub of a tree. And now by this 2nd year my 3 footer is now 6 foot and starting to sprout nice and has had at least a couple dozen of cherrys. And how are the two competitors trees doing? Terribly slow to grow. They are half the size of my FGT North Star and only this year have given fruit (they were planted at same time). Wish I had used FGT for those 2. Im a believer now they have the fastest growing trees. Fruit is delicious with this one btw.