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North Star Cherry Prunus cerasus 'North Star'

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  • North Star Cherry
  • North Star Cherry
  • North Star Cherry

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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℉)

Product Description

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

Shipping Alert:

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 Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

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

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Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
$79 + FREE SHIPPING!

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07/28/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

North Star cherry

Unfortunately it died and when asked for a replacement which it was under warranty your Custer service rep is charging me shipping to have it replaced.

Fast-Growing-Trees.com North Star Cherry Review
07/30/2021

Fast-Growing-Trees.com

We're so sorry that your tree didn't do well! It looks like we're using our 30 day guarantee for the replacement so we do not have to use the 1 year warranty you purchased yet. We're glad we can help get a replacement tree to you!

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07/27/2021
Edgar W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

North Star Cherry

So far so good…I live in Deep South Texas and for some reason all of our insects seem to love cherry tree leaves?? Have no clue why…there are no other Cherry Trees here that I am aware of. I lost a Royal Crimson as well as a Lapins to insects and a combination of heat I would assume. I like the darker shade of leaf the North Star has and like I said..so far so good. It is more of an experimental thing for me and I do enjoy growing trees that are normally outside the box for us. Please check back in November to see if the North Star survived. Thanks.

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07/14/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very happy with this tree!

Shipping was fast. Tree arrived in great shape, taller and fuller than I expected. Can't wait for it to bloom and fruit next year!

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06/13/2021
Travis
United States United States
I recommend this product

Robust tree, delicious fruit

Arrived in great condition and has flourished. This is only the second summer we've had it. Check out all those cherries!

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04/24/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

New experienc with this company

After cancelling one tree on a two tree order, it appeared there was some confusion as it took over two weeks to get the other tree. When the cherry tree did finally arrive, it was healthy and looked good, hoever in that it was 6' tall we expected more branches. But we are satisfied and hope to get fruit soon.

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