Compact Stella Cherry Tree
Compact Stella Cherry is a unique, self-fertile Cherry that should grow to only about 10-12 ft. in height. Compact Stella begins bearing within a year or two after planting and bears large, tasty, almost black fruit. As with all “self-fertile” stone fruits you should still plant 1 or more other types for increased pollination and fruit production.
One of our favorite fruits, everyone loves ripe Cherries. Especially sweet and delicious from your own dwarf tree. Enjoy Cherries fresh, dried, or frozen, and make delicious baked goods and juice with our Pie Cherries. We offer the best varieties for the Northwest as well as for other regions of the U.S.
Latin Name: Prunus avium
Site and Soil: Cherries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Colt is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock which produces trees about 80% of standard size. Colt is adapted to most soils and is hardy, vigorous, productive, and forms a well-branched tree. Sweet Cherries on Colt rootstock can grow to 12-15 ft. in height. Compact Stella, Hungarian and Pie Cherries will be smaller.
Pollination Requirements: Compact Stella is self-fertile
Hardiness: Compact Stella Cherry is hardy to minus 20°F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2 – 3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Early April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Bacterial Canker can damage Cherry trees. Symptoms of bacterial canker are dead branches and bronze colored exudation on branches or trunk. Apply a fall and winter copper spray to help prevent damage from this disease. To repel birds, you can cover your trees with netting or use flash tape to scare them away.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2, 6-9,14, 15
Sunset Northeast Zone: Varies