Cherry Stella Cherry

Description & features

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Size / Height
Price
Quantity
 
15L pot size / 1.75-2.75m
£39.00

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Price
Quantity
 
Half Standard / 150-200cm
£29.00

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All prices include VAT

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British Grown - The British Grown logo denotes plants and trees that have been both propagated and grown in the UK. Read more

Product description

STELLA CHERRY

Characteristics

Stella is a large dark red cherry, superbly sweet and juicy with that typical cherry flavour. It is easy to grow and very reliable.

Self-fertile, meaning another cherry in the same area is not required to aid in its pollination.  Best picked in late July. Stella is a good pollinator for other cherries and was an introduction from Canada in 1968.

Pruning of Plums and Cherries
Due to the risk of silver leaf in plums, gages, damsons and cherries, always prune in early spring to mid-summer, never in the winter like apples and pears.

Did you know?

The English word cherry originates from the Assyrian karsu and Greek kerasos. The tree was treasured by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans both for its striking flowers and its versatile fruit.
 

 

Features

Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Round Headed
Vase
Growth rate
Fast
Soil type
Chalk/Limestone
Light sandy
Sun levels
Full sun
Difficulty / hard to grow
Medium
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Spring
Summer
Autumn colour
Orange
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Dense
Early to Leaf
Large Leaves
Flower colour
White
Flowering type
Single
Flowering month
April
Berries / fruit colour
Red
Other
Needs shelter
Fruiting period
July
Fruit attributes
Sweet
Eating
Fruit pollination type (SF)
Self Fertile
Fruit colour
Red
Fruit size
Small
Uses
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites
Country/Farmland
Bird Food
Bee Friendly
Edible Fruit/Nuts

Features

Spread
0-5 metres
Shape / habit
Round Headed
Vase
Growth rate
Fast
Soil type
Chalk/Limestone
Light sandy
Sun levels
Full sun
Difficulty / hard to grow
Medium
Evergreen / Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Spring
Summer
Autumn colour
Orange
Yellow
Leaf
Green
Foliage
Dense
Early to Leaf
Large Leaves
Flower colour
White
Flowering type
Single
Flowering month
April
Berries / fruit colour
Red
Other
Needs shelter
Fruiting period
July
Fruit attributes
Sweet
Eating
Fruit pollination type (SF)
Self Fertile
Fruit colour
Red
Fruit size
Small
Uses
Garden Tree
Small garden Tree
City/Urban Sites
Country/Farmland
Bird Food
Bee Friendly
Edible Fruit/Nuts

Aftercare

For the continued healthy growth of your trees, shrubs or hedging it is vital that you follow the advice below.

Watering

The main reason that plants die within 12 months of having been planted is lack of water.  It is essential throughout the spring and summer, to give a heavy enough watering to enable the water to penetrate right down to the deepest root level of the tree.  In hot dry spells give the equivalent of 2 bucketfuls every three days.

Weed Control

One of the most common causes of lack of water is competition from grass.  When trees are first establishing, the grass roots would be at the same level as the tree roots and are far more efficient at taking up water and thus choke the tree.  It is vital for 3 years after planting that your tree or hedge has a circle or strip one  metre wide completely free of grass.  The way to eliminate grass in order of effectiveness is:

  1. Spray off the grass with a glyphosate based weed killer such as Roundup.  Apply each year for the first 3 years.  It is best applied when the tree is dormant as it is absorbed through green leaves and kills the plant off at the roots.
  2. Firmly fit a mulch mat around the base of the tree by tucking the edges into the soil and put a thick layer of bark mulch on top of this.  This can be done after the initial spraying with glyphosate and should avoid the need for further spraying.

Mowing or strimming is NOT an answer to the problem.  Each time you mow, the grass will grow back more vigorously and strimming invariably leads to lacerated trunks.

Staking

If trees are not correctly secured they will rock in the planting pit. Roots not firmly in contact with the soil are unable to take up moisture and nutrients, resulting in die back or death of the tree.  Check, particularly after windy weather, that stakes are still solidly in the ground keeping the base of the trunk firm.  The purpose of the stakes is to anchor the roots.   Flexing in the wind, higher up the trunk, is not necessarily a problem if the roots are firm.

Bellow is list of the correct system to use to secure your trees.

  • 40/60, 60/80, 80/100 whips - Unless rabbit/deer problem no need to stake.
  • 100/125, 125/150  1.2m Cane and Easi tie.
  • 150/175  1.2m square stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • 175/250, 6/8, 8/10 15L 1.65 Tree stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • All larger trees. 2 x 1.65 Tree stake and cross rail with 38mm cushion spacer and 1m of 38mm strapping.

Ties

Always use our recommended tree ties or strapping.  These are designed and manufactured with the correct amount of give to hold the tree firm without strangling it. They should be checked at the end of each growing season for adjustment as the trunk thickens.  Non proprietary materials such as baler twine will cut into the bark and should not be used.

Protection from Animal Damage

Rabbits, deer, sheep, cattle and horses can all potentially damage trees.  Ask us for advice on the most appropriate guards for your trees or hedge.  Squirrels are also a terrible pest when trees get to about 20ft tall but there is no protection available.


Comments

By peter bagshaw on 27/01/2018

Hi we are thinking of ordering from you (again!) and wanted a fan-trained stella. Would this be suitable for training? And is it on a colt dwarfing rootstock?
ps trees from last year all growing well!

By Simon on 30/01/2018

Hello Peter, Glad to hear the trees from last year have taken well.
The cherries are all on the Colt rootstock, and if you start with a maiden these are suitable for training.

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