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Cherry Trees

Every garden should have a cherry tree, for their irresistible fruit and beautiful blossom. They’re easy to care for and some varieties are even suitable for growing in pots on the patio. Choose bare root cherry trees for planting between November and March - they're transported while dormant without pots so we can pass on the savings to you! These strong healthy plants will settle in quickly over winter and shoot off in the spring. Read on for all you need to know about choosing, growing and caring for Cherry trees.

Choose your Cherry trees

Cherries can be harvested in early, mid or late summer, depending on the variety. For sweet eating cherries, choose Summer Sun, Stella or Lapins. For pies, jams and tarts, we recommend Morello, May Duke or Kordia (ideal for Black Forest Gateau!) If you only want one tree, choose a self fertile variety - partially self fertile trees (May Duke and Summer Sun) will benefit from a pollination partner and non self fertile trees (Kordia) will need one.

Where to grow your Cherry trees

Growing your Cherry tree in full sun will give you more blossom and fruit, but they will also tolerate partial shade. Plant in well-drained, slightly acidic soil against a sunny wall or fence and support with a stake. Dwarf varieties Stella and Hartland are perfect for growing in pots on the patio - choose a pot at least 45cm in diameter and position in a sunny spot.

Cherry Tree Care Tips

Cherry trees are ideally suited for the UK climate and need little care. They will benefit from an annual mulch and a potassium-rich feed in the growing season. Protect the delicate buds against late frosts with a horticultural fleece and prune annually to keep a neat shape. For more advice on planting, growing and supporting your Cherry trees, see our Full Care Guide.

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Sunburst Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

A superb dark cherry with a rich, sweet taste

  • Expect large crops of dark, sweet fruit
  • Mid harvest - 2/3 week of July
  • Multiple sizes available incl. 2m x 1m Cordon trained tree
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Stella Cherry Tree
3 options from from £26.00

A familiar old favorite, prized for its flavour

  • One of the UK's most popular varieties
  • Late Harvest - July/August
  • Mutiple size options available inc. 1.5m x 1m Dwarf tree
  • Reliable & Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Morello Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

The ultimate cherry pie starts here

  • Perfect for pies, tarts, cakes, sauces, jams...
  • Late Harvest - July/August
  • Colt Rootstock: Max size H4m x W4m
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Lapins 'Cherokee' Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Late cropping Canadian variety, well suited to the cold

  • One of the best, aromatic, sweet flavours
  • Mid season harvest - Through July
  • The best cropper, especially in colder years
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 2)
Kordia Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Huge black cherries that are super easy to grow

  • RHS Award Winner for its large yields
  • Mid season harvest - Through July
  • Excellent, refined, not overly-sweet flavour
  • Not self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Summer Sun Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Ironically named–the most reliable cropper in UK climate

  • Very reliable, heavy cropper with good taste
  • Late Harvest - July/August
  • Compact size H4m x W4m - Colt Rootstock
  • Partially Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
May Duke Cherry Tree
2 options from from £26.00

Delicious and tangy, perfect for cooking or eating

  • Enjoy both cooking and eating cherries
  • Early season harvest - Early July
  • Colt Rootstock: Max size H4m x W4m
  • Partially Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Sweetheart ' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Sweet by nature

  • Classic cherry red fruits
  • Very late season - harvest from early August
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Self fertile
Sasha' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Early harvest patio cherry

  • Deep red-black sweet dessert cherries
  • Early season - pick from mid July
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Regina Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

The Queen of Cherries

  • Large, dark red juicy dessert cherries
  • Late season - harvest in August
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Not self fertile - Pollination Group 4
Merchant' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Award winning heavy cropper

  • Large, rich, red-black dessert cherries
  • Early season - pick from mid July
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 3
Karina' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Late season dark cherry

  • Large, dark heart-shaped black cherries
  • Late season - harvest from mid July
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Self fertile
Burlat' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Can't wait? Harvest in May!

  • Large, dark and very juicy cherries
  • Very early season - harvest from mid-May
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 2
Bigarreau Napoleon' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Supersized, white-flesh cherry

  • Extra large dessert cherries with a delicious flavour
  • Mid season - harvest in July
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Not self fertile - pollination group 4
Van' Cherry Tree
1 option from £35.00

Pick versatile Van for eating or cooking

  • Bright, firm and juicy red cherries
  • Mid season - harvest in early August
  • Colt rootstock: max size 4 x 4m
  • Not self fertile - Pollination Group 3
Hartland Patio Cherry Tree
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Hartland Patio Cherry Tree
0 options from £32.00

The best cherry tree for growing in a pot

  • Expect large crops from this little tree
  • Early Harvest - Early July
  • Trained to a Dwarf size, only 1.5 x 1m - perfect for patios
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)

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