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Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga)Eugenia uniflora

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Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga)Eugenia uniflora

30 reviews
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Uniquely-Shaped, Robust Cherries

Why Star Cherry Trees?

The tropical-inspired Star Cherry boasts some of the most unique-looking and robust cherries available. For starters, these cherries grow up to 2 inches in width and feature deep, ribbed indentions in a star shape. So, the Star Cherry is not only a second-to-none producer, but it’s also ideal for visual interest too.

And the Star Cherry’s flavor is amazing. Tender and amazingly juicy, this fruit’s taste is comparable to an apricot or passion fruit. And there’s plenty to create in the kitchen with this cherry’s exotic, tart taste – it pairs famously with vanilla ice cream, as a topping for cheesecakes, in smoothies and beyond.

Plus, the Star Cherry Tree is versatile. It grows well in a container or in the ground, so it thrives from gardens to patios or even along streets. And the Star Cherry produces white flowers and rich, sizable cherries for months, adapting to any soil type or condition…including drought and freezing temperatures.

Why is Better

But the best part about our Star Cherry Tree is that it’s a proven performer, grafted from root stock rather than grown from seed. That means you get consistent size, shape and fruiting, year over year. You get the same great-tasting Star Cherries season after season because we’ve put in the hard work at our nursery, long before your Star Cherry arrives to your door.

Imagine fresh, one-of-a-kind cherries in just a few growing seasons. Order your own Star Cherry Tree now!

Pollination Info

Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Pollination

Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga)s are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: For your Star, 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, and plant at least 4 feet away from other trees to allow ample space.

If you're outside of warmer zones, plant your Star in a container to bring indoors during the winter. Ideally, the pot should measure at least 18 to 24 inches in diameter and have sides that stand at least 20 inches in height. The pot should have drainage holes at the base so water can free flow away from the tree’s roots.

2. Watering: Lightly water the Surinam cherry tree so the soil feels moist to the touch. Do not water the tree again until the top two inches of soil has dried completely out. Generally, the tree thrives with a once-a-week watering schedule. In tropical areas with frequent rain showers, the tree only needs infrequent supplemental water.

3. Pruning: The Star should be pruned immediately after flowering if shaping is desired. Avoid removing more than a third of the tree’s limbs each season. Diseased or damaged limbs need to be immediately removed.

4. Fertilizing: Use a water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season to encourage fruit production. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer’s label for application ratios.


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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 3-6 ft.
Mature Width: 3-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: April-May
Botanical Name: Eugenia uniflora
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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Star Cherry, Louisiana Zone 9

Good overall experience. One large fruit so far. Ordered Mar of 2022. Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Review
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Doing Well in Louisiana Zone 9

I had a good ordering experience. The trees arrived with plenty of soil and full of dark green foliage. I purchased them in March of 2022. I have three of them and they are all in pots. All three have produced several tiny white flowers. But only one fruit has developed. I'm not sure why, but most of the flowers just fall off when their bloom is over without producing fruit. I did try manual pollination with no improvement. Otherwise, the trees are doing great and have plenty of new growth. It is their 1st year here so maybe next year will be better. I plan to cover them in the winter but leave the pots outside. The fruit was larger than I expected. It was yellow when ripe not red. It grew quickly and took about 3 weeks to mature after bloom. I knew it was ripe when it slipped off the tree smoothly with almost no effort. To me, it tasted like a yellow mango with a little tartness and a few drops of orange juice. The fruit skin was smooth and very fragile. It felt similar to a star fruit but was not as long. The fruit was bursting with juice and contained one pit similar to a regular cherry. Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Star Cherry Tree (Pitanga) Review
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So far so good!

So far the tree is doing great. Should soon be sprouting new shoots.

Sid G.
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Zone 8 , SCarolina It looks great - now Jan 14 2022 - in greenhouse. Temps have been in low 30s in gh but still it is a pretty green. I will wait on tasting fruit before recommending. Delivery persons have no concept of following arrows on boxes.

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A little trooper of a small tree….

So far so good. I have not killed it yet!