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Sweet, Prolific Cherries and Fragrant Cherry Blossoms
Do you want a piece of the Cherry Blossom Festival for your own backyard? The Skeena Cherry Tree produces fragrant, white blossoms during the spring and lush, deep red cherries in the fall.
The deliciously smelling, spring blooms of the Skeena Cherry are followed by juicy, commercial grade cherries that are ready to harvest during the late summer months. These cherries are large and resistant to cracking, so you get to keep more of the cherries you grow. Plus, they’re ideal for preserving in jams or baking into your favorite cherry recipes.
Also, the Skeena Cherry Tree is low maintenance and self-fertile. That means you don’t have to plant this cherry tree with a companion in order to have prolific quantities of fruit. It also means that it's ideal for planting with other cherry trees that aren't self-fertile.
Give yourself beautiful, fragrant cherry blossoms and large quantities of commercial grade cherries with the Skeena Cherry Tree.
Skeena Cherry Tree Pollination
Skeena Cherry Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Skeena Cherry Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Choose a sunny spot that will give your cherry 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.
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 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.
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 $49||$19.95|
|$49 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||12-18 ft.|
|Mature Width:||12-15 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Prunus avium 'Skeena'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ,ID,WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||5-9 outdoors|
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