Stella Cherry Tree

The Stella is a stately compact, self-fruitful tree which produces an abundance of heart shaped, shiny, red black red fruit with red flesh. Its tight, upright, vase shaped character makes it an idea choice for the home garden. As with all cherries the Stella makes a great statement in the landscape when use as an edible ornamental.
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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

Stella Cherry Tree is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Prunus avium ‘Stella’

Stella Cherry, Prunus avium ‘Stella’ was developed at the world-famous Summerland Research Station in British Columbia and released in 1968, it became one of the most exciting breakthroughs for the home gardener in 100 years. The first self-fruitful cherry variety immediately became a hit with the home gardeners who often did not have enough room for a Cherry variety that needed another tree as a pollinator the Stella fast became a number one seller at the retail nurseries through the United States. The Stella Cherry was everything that both the commercial and home garden market were looking for in the late 60’s early 70’s. A great tasting Cherry variety that could pollinate itself and other Cherry varieties. For the commercial growers a Cherry variety that could be harvested all at once from a single orchard had great promise The Stella is a stately compact, self-fruitful tree which produces an abundance of heart shaped, shiny, red black red fruit with red flesh. Its tight, upright, vase shaped character makes it an idea choice for the home garden. As with all cherries the Stella makes a great statement in the landscape when use as an edible ornamental. The sturdy bold appearance of the trunk and the formal upright vase shape of the tree overall, make it a great choice for being displayed randomly in the garden or in a traditional row in a home orchard.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Dark red
Ripens:
June -
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
Stella with its tight upright growth habit is a great choice for high density plantings. Spaced 5 to 8 feet on center and summer pruned for size control
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 28° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 600
Size & Spacing

Stella with its tight upright growth habit is a great choice for high density plantings. Spaced 5 to 8 feet on center and summer pruned for size control

Plant 5 to 8 feet on center. Ideal for high density planting

Planting & Care
>Cherries grow best in full sun in a location with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Select a location with a morning sun exposure to help with disease control. Cherries need perfect drainage, if poor drainage is suspected choose another location or plant in mound 18 to 24 inches high and 3 to 4 feet wide. Maintain the mound to control washing out until tree’s roots are established. A raised bed of 2 x 12’s 3-foot square is also a good way to deal with poor drainage. Plant directly into the raised bed, no need to dig a hole. Use native soil for either mounds or raised beds. Water regularly, at least weekly, during the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist but not wet. Mulching is important to keeping cherry roots cool in the hot summer, cutting down on surface moisture evaporation and lessening the overall water needs. Paint the trunk with interior white latex paint dilute with 50% water in hot dry interior climates to avoid sunburn to the trunk. Control the size of all cherry trees to below 10 feet tall with summer pruning. Making it easier to provide for care and harvesting. When harvesting cherries, pick them with the stems attached, and avoid tearing off the fruit spur that will produce fruit year after year. An added bonus with cherry trees is the beautiful blossoms each spring.

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