Brooks Sweet Cherry Tree

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The sweet and delicious Brooks Cherry Tree (Prunus avium 'Brooks') is a large, firm red cherry that tolerates hot climates! It has a well-balanced sweetness with both rich complex flavor and a perfectly sweet-tart blackberry-like finish. Start the year with fresh green spring foliage and pink buds that burst open into darling white blooms! Pollinators will flock to these in droves!

After the gorgeous blooms fade, you'll be sitting on the edge of your seat watching the fruit ripen and turn a brilliant red among the glossy, long pointed green leaves that fill out this tree! Shiny red-skinned fruit are smooth and ripen around May - June each year depending on your growing zone! You'll enjoy pies, pastries, smoothies, ice cream, preserves and bowls of fresh eating homegrown goodness if you can beat the birds to your harvest.

The Brooks Sweet Cherry is not self-fertile and will need a partner tree to boost pollination. Try a Rainier to increase your harvest. No room for two trees? Try high-density planting techniques or prune your trees smaller to suit your space! Best in areas without high humidity and large amounts of rainfall, these perform incredibly in USDA hardiness zones 4-9.

Planting and Application:

Brooks forms a good-sized shade tree and is an impressive flowering ornamental when the bountiful drifts of white blossoms explode. You'll stop traffic each spring and again when the glossy red gems are dangling on every branch! Growing 15-20 feet in mature height and mature width! You can always prune these smaller for easier harvesting or for tucking into established landscapes and orchards.

Cherry Trees like Brooks form beautiful canopies and branching, plus lovely bark color for winter interest. The limbs cast ample shade over garden beds and borders, and provide dense screening and privacy when used in groups and hedgerows or even windbreaks that serve as double-duty edible landscaping ornamental flowering trees!
  • Sweet White Blossoms
  • Ruby Red Glossy Fruit Ripens May-June
  • Glossy Green Foliage
  • Sweet-Tart Rich Complex Flavor
  • Requires a Pollinator Partner

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Cherry Trees do best in full sun, the more the merrier! Enjoy more blooms and therefore fruit in a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Plant your tree in well-drained, fertile and highly organic soil with a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over the root system. Prune while dormant to remove dead, broken or diseased branches and to open the canopy for air circulation and size control.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture
  • Any Fertile Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Late Winter to Early Spring
  • 400 - 600 Chill Hours

Brooks Cherry Tree is an incredible blooming and fruiting ornamental tree with sweet and juicy fruit you and your family will love! Order your heat-tolerant trees and get your orchard delivered to your doorstep by the expert fruit tree growers at!

Recommended Pollinator: Rainier

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Brooks Sweet Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-9
Growing Zones 8-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus avium 'Brooks'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes