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Stella Sweet Cherry

Item #136344, Semi-Dwarf. Ships 3 - 4' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot.
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Sweet and productive. This tree bears plump, deep-red cherries that will cause fruit lovers to rejoice! Grow abundant crops of heart-shaped, moderately crack-resistant fruit for fresh snacks. Also suitable for canning, freezing, or drying to enjoy later. Developed in Summerland, British Columbia, introduced in 1968. Ripens in mid June. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid June Zone 5
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 4 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 18' tall x 15 - 18' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 18' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow cherry trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Shipping Restrictions

Agricultural regulations prohibit shipment of certain types of trees and plants. We do our best to provide a selection that gives everyone a chance to grow their own. This item cannot be shipped to Parts of CO.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.


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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Had one before, loved it
GARY D on Jul 14, 2016
While stationed in Germany we had access to the best sweet and tart cherries as well as bush cherries. We want them again!
Jackie L on May 19, 2016
Had one before, loved it
GARY D on Jul 14, 2016
Awesome sweet snack that is full of health benefits
JOHN W on Jun 6, 2016
While stationed in Germany we had access to the best sweet and tart cherries as well as bush cherries. We want them again!
Jackie L on May 19, 2016
Looking for a dwarf sweet cherry that will grow in our climate this seemed to fit the bill
Keith D on May 18, 2016
We love to eat cherries! These have great reviews and is supposed to be a good support pollinator for the tart cherry tree that we are getting also.
Courtney S on May 11, 2016
Self pollinating, sweet. I have been told sweet cherries don't do well here on the Colorado front range. Stella seems to be the only one that might make it and produce once in a while.
Barbara B on May 9, 2016
self pollinating. we want a cherry tree to add to our 4 other fruit trees.
Willie A on May 5, 2016
Beautiful tree that bares fruit!
Daniela M on Apr 30, 2016
Recommended by a co-worker
John W on Apr 17, 2016
I needed to have a balance orchard and why not cherries can wait for it to arrive I am always excited!
Melvin J on Mar 31, 2016
looking for standard trees I am not worried about space in rural area. standard trees hard to find anymore.
timothy W on Mar 30, 2016
Sweet cherries; do you have to say more? Coupled with Stark's long history of proven arbory, it's a sure fire hit.
HILDEGARD H on Mar 27, 2016
I planted a different variety of sweet cherry 2 years ago, but we unfortunately had a harsh winter and it didn't survive. After doing some reseach, I discovered that sour cherries are better for the Eastern Colorado climate, but the locoal extention specifically mentioned that Stella Cherry Trees do alright in Urban areas of Eastern Colorado. Since I wanted a sweet cherry tree I decided I would take my chances on this variety.
Erin A on Mar 16, 2016
Pollinator for the Starking Hardy Giant and also as a stand-alone tree.
Timothy H on Mar 14, 2016
Awesome sweet snack that is full of health benefits
JOHN W on Jun 6, 2016
Looking for a dwarf sweet cherry that will grow in our climate this seemed to fit the bill
Keith D on May 18, 2016
I planted a Stella cherry tree several years ago. Had cherries the next two years but the birds got all of them. They turn dark like I imagined them turning but they are not sweet at all. Am I picking them too soon?
Harriet A. on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My Stella is not yet old enough to produce fruit so I cannot speak to this specific variety, but I would suggest that most any fruit will go from tart, to sweet, to mild as it hangs longer on the tree.

As for your bird problem, try this trick. Just when the fruit starts to go from green to red, hand a bunch of old CD's or DVD's by wire around the tree, shiny-side out. I do this on my Montmorency and it seems to be very effective at keeping the birds away. But do not put them on too soon or leave them on too long. You don't want the birds to get used to them and loose their fear.

Customer Reviews

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If your a Cherry lover- these are the ones for you !
i have a few of these trees, and the cherries are awesome.
February 28, 2016
11 months ago
Great for North Texas
I'm happy with this variety, it has fruited fast and with the low chill hours (relatively) we get here in Dallas I think it's a winner. Of the other 6 or so varieties I bought, only one other even flowered and didn't produce fruit.

So I kept Stella! Others may work out if you give them a longer establishment time or have different chill hours or better soil. Mine is terrible clay.
March 31, 2016
All trees
I have ordered over 100 items from this company. The customer service has been great! I have only had to get one replacement plant and it was a nice hassle free process. I like that they care many dwarf fruit trees to pick from.
March 21, 2016
Planted in so-so soil two years ago. Healthy, a few blossoms, no fruit yet
May 9, 2016
over 2 years ago
cherry tree
I bought Stella cherry tree 3 times from Home Depot. It never opened leaves. It always died. This year I ordered the cherry tree from Starkbros.nursery and my tree has green leaves now. Yes, I will to buy plants and trees from this nursery in the future and recommend to another people.
May 13, 2016
4 months ago
Hardy tree in 7b
I planted this little guy last year, and a bunch of stupid beetles started eating all the leaves! When winter hit I just knew the tree wouldn't make it, but alas, here it is spring, and the tree is fuller and healthier than ever! So happy with the purchase!
May 19, 2016
1 year ago
Thriving and healthy
Thriving and consistent new growth I put it in the ground pre spring of this year all I can say is that it is healthy and happy here.
May 7, 2016
3 months ago
Stella Sweet Cherry
Trees are doing amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone
June 13, 2016
1 year ago
Had some doubts with what I was sent, looked like a stick! After 2 years, its filling out nicely and even has a few cherries on it!
May 13, 2016
1 year ago
Still waiting for it to produce fruit
We bought this 2 years ago (2014), and we are still waiting. It was suppose to already be a somewhat established tree, but apparently was not as old originally as we thought. Nursed it through an attack of Japanese beetles and ants last year... had a =few= blooms on it FINALLY his year and hoping to see some fruit come summer.
May 10, 2016
over 2 years ago