Cherry trees will bear abundant crops of mouthwatering cherries and add beauty to your landscape. Our varieties produce tangy pie cherries that are ideal for cooking and baking or sweet cherries that are delicious when picked fresh and popped in your mouth like candy. The pie cherries are perfect for any number of recipes, including pies, cobblers and jams. The sweet cherries make great snacks for you or the kids. And, as an added bonus, a cherry tree is a beautiful standout in any landscape during cherry blossom time.
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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when shopping for a cherry tree.
Make sure you pick the right size for your space. When our cherry trees mature, they will be one of two sizes:
Your climate plays an important role in whether a cherry tree will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.
When growing a cherry tree, make sure you provide adequate drainage for its root system. If your soil is heavy and holds water, it could cause complications for your cherry trees. There are a few steps you can take to avoid these problems. We recommend modifying your soil using a combination of 1/3 peat (or coco fiber potting medium), 1/3 topsoil and 1/3 compost (or manure). Breaking up the edges surrounding the hole you’re planting in can also make it easier for the roots to spread into surrounding soil. And make sure you are planting the tree in an area with enough of a slope that water doesn’t pool around it.
While most of our cherry trees are self-pollinating, we still recommend planting another variety in your yard for optimum fruit production. For the cherry trees that do require pollination by a different variety, be sure to check the item description to see which pollinators our experts recommend. In those cases, the absence of proper pollination could cause your tree to produce poorly or to fail to bear fruit.
Most of our cherry trees will be shipped to you bare-root (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 to you. If you would like a head start on growing a cherry tree, upgrade to one of our top-grade, robust Stark Supreme Trees®, which are handpicked by our team of experts. They are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you.
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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.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. It's just that simple. 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 refund your full purchase price if you don't want a replacement. To receive your replacement or refund, please call 800.325.4180. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.