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North Star Cherry

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Dormant, bare-root

Zones:  4-8

Soil Type:  Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun

Mature Height & Width:  10-12' Height and 8-12' Spread

Growth Rate:  Fast - 24" or more per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average


Plant Characteristics

North Star Cherry

Prunus cerases - 'North Star'

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The North Star Cherry is a small ornamental tree that provides interest year round.  In spring, beautiful and fragrant white blossoms adorn the tree as the pretty green leaves emerge.  Within a few years of planting, an abundant crop of cherries will start to form and grow until they are about 3/4" round.  These tart cherries will be ready for harvest in June each year if you can get to them before the birds do.  Birds readily consume the cherries and it is recommended that you cover the North Star Cherry with bird netting until you harvest them.  North Star cherries are used for cherry pies, cherry jelly and jams and in making wines.  This tree is self pollinating, meaning the tree will produce cherries on its own without another cherry tree.

Product Questions

How long does it take for the tree to produce fruit?
Question by: Lindsey on Jan 27, 2022, 9:37 AM
You might expect North Star Cherry production within 3-5 years.
Answer by: Chief River Nursery on Jan 27, 2022, 10:25 AM