Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 3-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-6 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Botanical Name:
- Eugenia uniflora
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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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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!
Star Cherry Tree (Pitangatuba) Pollination
Star Cherry Tree (Pitangatuba)s are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Star Cherry Tree (Pitangatuba) will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
- Iron deficiency
My adorable tree
My tree is making itself comfortable in my backyard! I can’t wait to see it flowering! This is one of my childhood fruits. Amazing to see it growing .
The plant is growing and already developed 2 flowers in less than 20 days. However, it looks like it is suffering from Iron deficiency... I can see the green veins in almost 70% of the leaves, that arrived yellow. I am trying to remediate it with a fertilizer.
I loved my star cherry it was extremely healthy and new growth started immediately. It brought back so many memories of my grandmother's bush. And then my dog broke my heart when he decided it was fun to chew and destroyed it. I will order another next spring once we get a green house up to ensure no winter damage or dog!
I live above snow line in CA and received my tree in late December. We had a strange winter so kept the tree in the house under grow lights until May. It is healthy and already has a number of blooms. Hopefully they will turn into cherries!
Childhood memories fulfilled.
I have loved these sweet when dark red or sour when light red cherries. I grew up eating them. Having searched everywhere I was overjoyed when I found them here at FGT's. I ordered 2. When I received them I was so happy. Beautiful green leaves healthy limbs. I would have given a full 5 stars if those leaves and limbs had not been covered in weavels. So I pulled out a bottle of rubbing alcohol and swabs. Covering each weavel one by one. Planted the trees and hoped for the best. They are growing and are even more beautiful.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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|