fan shaped - cherry Stella
- Position: full sun
- Soil: deep, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Rootstock: Colt
An exceptional, self-fertile, sweet cherry with large dark red or black fruit. White flowers appear in mid-spring, followed by delicious, juicy cherries which are ready for picking in late July. It is a vigorous grower, starting with an upright habit, spreading as it matures. An early and prolific cropper, that will usually start to crop within 2 - 3 years. It also makes a good pollinator for other cherries.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
Stone fruits like the cherry should be lightly pruned in the summer because they are prone to a disease called Silver Leaf which enters through cuts. If you prune in late summer, the sap is slowing but is still running fast enoughenough to seal up any wounds. Lighlty prune to retain shape and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.
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Q:Hello, I would like to plant this as an espalier tree along a fence.
Is that possible?
Thank you.Asked on 12/6/2016 by Tina from United Kingdom
Yes, this has been trained onto a trellis frame to create a fan shape that can be grown against a wall.Answered on 23/6/2016 by Helen from crocus
Q:What is the best time to plant this?Asked on 7/11/2013 by jackdaw from Oxford
Bare root trees need to be planted when they are dormant, so the best time to plant is autumn and winter.Answered on 8/11/2013 by Helen from Crocus
I am looking at the
cherry - fan shaped
which states it grows up to 6m by 6m. I have a fence which is 2 metres high and I wanted to train it along there but going width ways for about 2 metres each side. Is this possible?
Also, can you tell me how many years old this one is and when it is likely to fruit?
bare root (fan) within 2-3 days (exc weekends) £34.99 £17.49Asked on 14/3/2013 by Anna in Sheffield from Sheffield
This plant is currently around 2 years old, so it should start to crop in another couple of years. It also could be kept around 2.5m tall and 4m wide.Answered on 14/3/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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