A cherry tree will bear abundant crops of mouthwatering cherries, and serve as a beautiful standout in any landscape during spring’s cherry blossom season. We grow two types of cherry trees: Sour cherry trees, which produce tangy pie cherries that are ideal for cooking and baking. These tart cherries are perfect for any number of recipes, including pies, cobblers and juices. Sweet cherry trees are the second type, which produce familiar sweet cherries and are exceptionally delicious when picked fresh and popped in your mouth like candy. These cherries make great fresh or dried snacks. Within our cherry tree selection, you will also find heirloom cherry trees — antique cherry varieties that have withstood the tests of time. Plant a cherry tree and grow a wonderful fruit that people have been enjoying for generations.
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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a cherry tree.
Pick the right size tree for your available space. When our cherry trees mature, they will be one of these sizes:
Your climate plays an important role in whether a cherry tree will be successful. Make sure the hardiness zone range of the tree you choose includes your area.
Make sure your cherry tree’s root system will have adequate drainage. If your soil is heavy and holds water, it could cause complications. Be sure to choose your planting site wisely.
Most of the cherries we grow are self-pollinating cherry trees, but we still recommend planting another cherry variety in your yard for optimum fruit production.
For cherry trees that do require pollination by a different variety, be sure to check the description of your tree to see which pollinators our experts recommend. Often, the absence of proper pollination is why trees produce poorly or don’t bear fruit.
Our cherry trees will be shipped to you as bare-root trees (without soil) to ensure good contact with your garden soil. These young trees arrive in a dormant (resting) state and will spring to life soon after planting. They are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped.
If you would like a head start on growing a cherry tree, upgrade to one of our Stark Supreme Trees®. They are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.