Sweet Spring Blooms and Tart Summer Fruit! Nanking Cherry, Prunus tomentosa, has showy white flowers with a pink blush which covers the plant in early spring. This is followed by tasty, edible, bright red fruit, great for jams and jelly. These 1/2 bright red fruit, which ripen in early July, are edible but a little tart for fresh eating. Nanking Cherry is a large wide spreading shrub and can be pruned as a small tree. It grows 8-10 feet in height and 10-15 feet wide. It is a great conservation plant with attractive soft green foliage. The plant works well as a mass planting or informal hedge. Nanking Cherry is native to northern China and is very cold hardy. It requires a good, well-drained soil. Nanking Cherry is fairly drought tolerant and does best in full sun. It needs cross pollination to produce fruit, so purchase 2 Nanking’s to be sure of pollination. * Profusion of White Flowers in Spring* Abundant 1/2 Brilliant Red Fruit* Wide Shrub or Small Tree.
Lovely Ornamental with Outstanding Fruit Rainier Cherry Tree is a fruit-producing tree with outstanding yellow-cherries. Plant one in a prominent spot in your yard for its decorative appeal and the delight of watching your harvest develop. Often called the “white cherry” (for its creamy white flesh), Rainier is prized for its exceptionally sweet fruit. It is often considered the best yellow cherry by gardeners–sometimes even called the best of ALL cherry varieties. Rainier is a large cherry with a lively, yellow skin and delightful scarlet blush. It’s early bearing so you’ll already be enjoying your delicious harvest in mid-June when other garden treats are just getting started. Rainier tends to be a heavy bearer, so you’ll have plenty of its sweet and healthy cherries to cook with, freeze or just eat right off the tree. Rainier Cherry tree will grow to 35 feet in height, but can easily be kept smaller with a little pruning. People love its spring blooms almost as much as the cherries. The pink-tinted, white blossoms appear in profusion mid-spring, emitting a delicate fragrance that will be as enjoyable to you as to your yard’s pollinators. In autumn Rainier puts on another show when its foliage transitions to spicy tones of bronze and yellow. You’d expect Rainier to be a difficult tree to grow, but just the opposite. Even with all its spectacular qualities, Rainier is surprisingly low maintenance and easy to grow. Try one yourself this year and you’ll see how truly amazing Rainier Cherry trees are. * Superior fruit & early harvest* Stunning spring flowers * Cold tolerant* Adaptable to a variety of soils Recommended pollinators: Van, Lapins, Bing, Stella.
Superb Cherry with Prolonged Harvest Sweetheart Cherry Tree is a compact tree with ornamental features and outstanding, summer fruit. These cherry trees would look spectacular lining your driveway, or even just one in your front or side yard would be sure be noticed. Your Sweetheart Cherry Tree will create a spectacle in your yard once friends and neighbors have sampled its delectable fruit. What’s incredible about this cherry is that it ripens over a period of a couple weeks, so your harvest season is extended…and what a harvest it is! The shiny, bright red exterior covers the smooth, crisp skin of this exquisite cherry. The interior flesh is meaty and firm, but with a delicious sweet flavor that will make your taste buds water. The slightest hint of acidic undertone is just enough to provide the perfect amount of bite to this unique cherry. It even remains crisp long after picked. Sweetheart Cherry is not only a source of wonderful fruit, but also a lovely tree for your yard. Mid-April brings pristine white flowers, quickly followed by mid-July cherries that dot the tree like tiny, brilliant ornaments amid the green foliage. Autumn transforms the shiny foliage to shades of orange, pink or red for yet another decorative show. Of course, as with most cherry trees, even the bark itself is lovely. The reddish, dark-brown hue even becomes fissured on older trees for added interest. The Sweetheart Cherry is quickly becoming a wildly popular tree. It’s self-fruiting, so you don’t have to invest in other trees to ensure a good season. In fact, the addition of a pollinator will only serve to increase its production. Sweetheart Cherry can grow to 20 feet in height with an equal spread, maturing to a delightfully rounded shape. Choosing a Sweetheart Cherry Tree ensures that you will have an attractive tree that is also a heavy producer of sweet, juicy fruit. What a way to bring a spectacular finale to your summer! * Heavy producer* Late and prolonged harvest* Stays crisp and resists cracking* Ornamental features.
Self Pollinating Sweet Cherry Tree The Stella Cherry Tree is a small self pollinating tree which produces an abundance of heart shaped, shiny, black red fruit with red flesh. It can live up to 35 years on a semi dwarf tree. Red-pink blooms emerge in April to be followed in early July by clusters of shiny, red black fruit on a compact tree covered in bright green foliage. You can use these trees as specimens or in groups. The Stella produces cherries that are especially sweet, plump and firm. They resist the cracking that you see with some cherry varieties and produce well, so you’ll have lots of cherries to eat and share. Stella cherries are excellent when eaten fresh, baked into pies, made into jellies and preserves, and various other dishes. They also store and freeze well. Your Stella Cherry tree is self pollinating, and is an excellent pollinator to other cherry trees. They also tend to bear fruit at a young age so you won’t have as long to wait for your first harvest. Even your wildlife will thank you for adding one to their habitat…although you may have to fight the birds from time-to-time for your harvest. * Black Red Sweet Fruit* Fruit Resists Splitting* Compact Long Lived Tree* Self Pollinating .
Cold Hardy Cherry Tree Van Cherry Tree is a cold hardy cherry tree with ornamental features. Its shiny, serrated leaves and upright rounded form make it an excellent choice for almost anyplace in your yard. However, you’ll certainly prefer to have one where it’s visible to yourself and others with its spring beauty, mid-summer harvest, and fall display. In the spring, clusters of lovely white flowers will cover your cherry tree in a floral spectacle that’s enough to take your breath away. This is soon followed by a plethora of edible cherries in mid June. From autumn until frost, the foliage turns a beautiful, brilliant yellow for yet another splash of color. Van produces an abundance of sweet, shiny and black, crack-resistant cherries in mid-summer. The fruit is outstanding eaten right off the tree, or can be used for jellies, jams, pies or preserves. It can even be easily frozen for future use. Birds and other wildlife love Van Cherries too, so whatever you choose to leave on the tree is sure to not be wasted. The Van Cherry Tree is a compact cherry tree that reaches heights of 20 feet with an equal spread. Van is one of the best pollinators for any other sweet cherry tree, but requires a pollinizer itself. Cherry trees need 700 chilling hours, and are hardy enough to plant in the Great Lakes area, so you won’t have any trouble with this variety. You don’t even have to prune it if you don’t want to, but a yearly pruning will bring you added growth and an even more impressive harvest. * Abundant large, red fruit * Cold hardy * Spring display * Crack-resistant * Great pollinator Recommended pollinators: Rainier, Stella, Lapins, Bing.
Grow your own large, juicy, tart cherries. The Montmorency Cherry Tree (Prunus cerasus ‘Montmorency’) produces the United States most popular sour cherry. It is considered the very best cherry for making pies. This highly prized cherry tree will welcome spring with brilliant, snow-white flowers in spring followed by a great number of clusters of red sour cherries in July. The fruit is large sized with bright red skin. The flesh is amber and the juice is clear. Because it’s self fertile only one tree is needed to produce armloads of delicious, tangy cherries. The tree grows to 20′ with a similar spread. It is extremely winter hardy and heavy bearing. You will not be disappointed with this outstanding sour cherry. Grow the Montmorency cherry; it is the standard by which pie cherries are judged. * Large & Bright Red * U.S. Most Popular Sour Cherry* Heavy Producer* Cold Tolerant.
Pick bushels of the most popular sweet cherry in your own yard. The Bing Cherry (Prunus avium ‘Bing’) is one of the finest and most famous and produces sweet cherry varieties. In early spring, your Bing Cherry tree will be positively glowing when it is covered in dazzling white flowers. Later in the spring and during the summer, the Bing Cherry will have bright green leaves, a wonderful contrast to the deep garnet, almost-black fruit. Your Bing Cherry tree will will mature to 30-35 feet. It will produce very large, dark, delicious, cherries with smooth, glossy skin which are high in anti-oxidants. The fruit is firm, extremely juicy and particularly sweet. The cherries will be ready to harvest in mid to late June. Bing is a perfect cherry for use in baking and preserves. However, your family and friends will not be able to resist eating these mouth-watering juicy cherries right off the tree. What a refreshing, healthy snack on a hot summer day. The Bing Cherry does require cross-pollination, so another cherry tree is needed to produce fruit. Although almost any other sweet cherry will cross-pollinate with a Bing. We recommend the Black Tartarian, Van, Rainier or Lapins to produce a plentiful bounty of cherries. This popular, well loved cherry tree would make a great addition to any landscape. Our cherrytrees are always in high demand. Quantities are limited and many will sell out soon. Order now to avoid disappointment. * Deep Red Fruit* Fruit is High in Anti-Oxidants* Ripens in Mid June Recommended pollinators: Van, Rainier, Stella, Lapins.
Ornamental Tree with Excellent Fruit The Black Tartarian Cherry tree is an ornamental tree that provides excellent fruit. You could plant several for their summer harvest or just one as a specimen tree in the front yard. Your Black Tartarian is an old variety of cherry tree that has remained a favorite among homeowners for its easy nature, superior fruit and high yields. If you’re looking for a pretty tree that will provide years of delicious fruit with little effort needed from you, then the Black Tartarian is for you. One of the best features of your Black Tartarian is its outstanding fruit. It all begins in the spring when your cherry tree will come alive with an abundance of white, fragrant flowers. The clusters of 5-peteled beauties veritably cover the branches with their pristine splendor. You’ll be amazed by the number of butterflies who have come to dance among the blossoms. It’s a beautiful experience of nature in all her glory! As the flowers fade, your Black Tartarian will fill out with shiny green leaves and begin to form the fruit that your tree is most prized for. By early to mid-summer, you’ll be able to pause under your tree’s canopy and reach up for a sun-warmed, sweet snack that will tantalize your taste buds. The Black Tartarian cherry is about 1-inch in size with a deeply purple hue. The flesh is dark red, dense and very juicy. The stone comes loose easily from the cherry, so even if you’re pitting the cherries for use in a culinary dish, you won’t have to work very hard. If you prefer to leave the cherries on the tree, don’t worry about having to rake up a mess. Your yard’s birds will certainly help you out by making sure not a single cherry goes to waste. Your Black Tartarian is hardy and disease resistant, tolerant of most conditions and easy for even the novice gardener to grow. Considering the stellar benefits of the Black Tartarian Cherry tree, you won’t want to miss having a few of these in your own yard. *Delicious Fruit*Spring Flowers*Wildlife Interest Recommended pollinators: Bing, Rainier, Van, Lapins.
One of the Largest, Juiciest Sweet Cherries The Lapins Cherry is a cross between the Van and Stella Cherry. It is one of the largest and juiciest of the sweet cherries and provides multi seasonal interest. In April, your Lapins Cherry will be smothered in brilliant white blossoms followed by an abundance of sweet, large, dark red to purple fruit with light red flesh in July. Lapins Cherries are 1′ across (each!) and resist splitting due to its’ flexible skin. The flavor is divine, incredibly juicy and sweet. The Lapins fruit is firm and so big that one cherry is a mouthful. They are delicious right off the tree and wonderful for baking. Finally, in the fall your Lapins Cherry tree will delight yet again with beautiful autumn color. The green leaves will turn orange, red and yellow. The Lapins Cherry is hardy to -20, grows to only 20′, and prefer full sun and a soil that holds moisture without becoming soggy. * Large Sweet Dark Red to Purple Fruit* Split resistant* Mid Season Maturity.