Imagine having your very own Cherry tree that produces some real jewels! The Carmine Jewel™ Dwarf Cherry (Prunus fruticosa x cerasus) is a fabulous dwarf Cherry that produces stunning fruit that is big on flavor! A prolific, bush-style tree, Carmine Jewel has fruit that pleases fans of both tart cherries and sweet cherries alike!
Sized just right for the smaller urban lot, tiny courtyards and even container plantings, you are sure to have room for one anywhere! A single plant provides you with an orchard's worth of flavor, without taking up all the space that other Cherry trees command.
In the spring, white and pink blossoms cover the bush in gorgeous elegance! Fragrant and frilly, your pollinators will adore these blooms as much as you will!
Your dwarf Cherries foliage is glossy green, oval to obovate in shape with pointed tips and serrated edges. Lovely backdrops for the spring blooms and of course, those gleaming gems that will soon be dangling all over your tree like little ornaments!
If you've never tried Carmine Jewel™ Cherries, most people would describe them as the perfect balance of sweet and mouth-puckeringly tart. The deep, reddish-purple fruit with dark-red flesh, just bursts with delicious juices and aren't overly sour or too sweet.
In fact, once people try these tasty garden gems, they often refuse any other variety. And you don't have to worry about this plant keeping you waiting, its Cherries ripen early in the season!
This little Cherry tree will produce enough cherries for all of your recipes! The meaty flesh and small pit, make them great for cherry pies, tarts, and cake toppers. They also make delicious preserves, juice, or you can freeze them. If you really want to get creative, ferment some for wine or use them in your homemade ice cream.
Even if you decide to share them with your friends and family, you don't have to worry about running out either. Because just one of these petite plants produces upwards of 15 pounds of fruit by the time it's established in its fourth year! Plus the following year should get you between 20 and 30 pounds of amazing Cherries!
And this amazing plant only requires a small portion of your real estate and time. This vigorous dwarf tree is easy to care for and does not require another pollinator. Though you can increase the size and production of the Carmine Jewel™ Dwarf Cherry by planting another Carmine Jewel™ nearby.
The smaller size means having a second tree is no problem! And why shouldn't you have 2 anyway? Plant one or more near your patio and seating areas to truly reap the benefits of their bountiful bloom and juicy fruit right within arms reach!
Edible landscaping is all the rage these days, so why not plant something that is beautiful and feeds you and your family? Carmine Jewel™ is lovely enough year-round to not look out of place in the front landscaping!
This fruiting tree has all the ornamental qualities of a Flowering Cherry Tree! Blooming early in the spring, heralding the arrival of the season in no uncertain terms with fragrant blooms. Bees and butterflies will quickly seek out this banquet.
If you have a container big enough, you can even keep your Carmine Jewel™ on balconies or patios! Its size and attractive foliage make it a wonderful ornamental. Just make sure you water it regularly, especially during the heat of summer.
Carmine Jewel™ Cherry is a boon to birds looking for a pre-winter feast! The gleaming red fruit is irresistible to songbirds, drawing them to your yard. The smaller size also means easily installing bird netting so your feathered friends don't make off with all of your harvest!
And in winter, you'll get a chance to appreciate the magnificent branch structure and unique Cherry Tree bark. Every little bit helps brighten the dreary winter, and this delightful tree will catch your eye even when it's cold outside.
Plant your Carmine Jewel™ Dwarf Cherry in full sun with its roots fully buried. It's a tenacious shrub that's known for its tolerance and extreme cold hardiness. It's also not prone to bugs or disease. Winter hardy to growing zones 3-8, this variety of Carmine Jewel™ Cherries is a highly adaptable, resilient and disease resistant tree!
Growing to a small 6-7 foot in height and having a decent spread of up to 8 feet, you can prune your Carmine Jewel™ in early spring to control its size and shape further. Be sure to only prune in late winter or early spring, before you see any new growth. That way you won't take a chance removing any of those lovely blooms that will become the juicy fruit later on!
It is self-pollinating, so you don't need multiples to ensure a great harvest however you will be rewarded by a larger yield per tree if you do have another Cherry nearby.
Find your fruit tree a home where it can bask in as much full sun as possible. More sun means more blooms and more blooms mean more fruit! Carmine Jewel™ is naturally heavy bearing, so get ready for a treat!
Doing their very best in well-drained, sandy soil to loamy soil that is rich in organic nutrients. You can enhance the nutrients in your soil by spading in compost, leaves, and manure to keep your tree happy for years to come.
Water young trees well to ensure they become well established in their first year. Doing best in any kind of soil, these Cherry trees do require well-draining conditions and cannot sit in soggy soils. Be sure to include the Nature Hills Root Booster to give your root system the healthy jump-start it needs to get growing beautifully!
All trees and plants appreciate a layer of mulch over their root zone. It not only cools the roots in summer and insulates them from the heat in summers, but a generous layer of mulch also protects from winter's chill and holds in more moisture; so that means less watering for you!
Nature Hills ensures your trees and shrubs are shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country! The wonderful Carmine Jewel™ Dwarf Cherry is destined to be the crown jewel of your garden! Don't wait until we sell out, order yours from Nature Hills Nursery today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus fruticosa x cerasus|
|Mature Height||6 - 7 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||water carefully to establish|