Royal Crimson Cherry Tree

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SKU
100216

Royal Crimson Cherries (Prunus avium 'Royal Crimson') are new on the home gardener scene and have many cherry-lovers jumping up and down with joy. You see, Royal Crimson has one of the lowest chill requirements of any cherry tree available on the market - only 150-300 hours of chill time required.

This means that places that were previously unable to grow Cherry Trees that actually produced edible fruit are about to bust wide open with some of the tartest sweet cherries on the market! We're looking at you Southern California, and you Texas, and you, well, anyplace that doesn't get that cold, but cold enough!

This is a low-chill variety that people have been waiting for! It can be planted right next to your Orange tree! If you aren't jumping for joy yet, then this might help - Royal Crimson doesn't need a pollinator either! It is self-fertile so that you can have loads of fresh fruit even if you only have room for one tree! Hello urban gardeners!

Planting and Application:

The drifts of white blossoms and lush green foliage make for a picture pretty landscaping ornamental tree that also fills your fruit bowl! Great for baking, fresh eating, juicy and preserves, you and your family will enjoy! Freeze some for later or churn into ice cream too!

Cherry trees are lovely specimens and accents around the landscape, but they're also ideal hedges and privacy! Create a bird-friendly hedgerow and shelterbelt with these trees, but remember to cover a few when in fruit so you'll have some for yourself!

  • Loads of Fresh Sweet-Tart Fruit
  • Fragrant White Blossoms
  • Bird-Friendly & Pollinator-Friendly
  • Great Addition to the Home Orchard
  • Self-Pollinating

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Fruit trees like Cherries do best in full sun and well-drained, enriched soil that has plenty of fertility and arborist bark chips. Prune when dormant and maintain an open canopy so airflow and sunlight can reach the interior.

  • Full Sun & Good Air Circulation
  • Plant in Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Don't Forget Nature Hills Root Booster
  • Low Chill ~150-300

Don't let warmer winters keep you from growing delicious cherries in your own backyard. Royal Crimson Cherry Tree has opened the door to give you fresh fruit for life! Order yours from NatureHills.com today!

Royal Crimson Cherry Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Royal Crimson Cherry Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.

How Fast Do Royal Crimson Cherry Trees Grow?

Cherry trees are medium growth rate plants and once they are established they can add 12-18 inches per year or so if given the ideal growing conditions.

Where do Royal Crimson Cherry Trees Grow Best?

Cherry trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Morning sun is a plus and planting any fruit tree where there is good air circulation keeps the plants stress-free.

Do You Need 2 Cherry Trees to Produce Fruit?

All Prunus varieties have different requirements to set fruit. Royal Crimson is self-fruiting and doesn't need a pollinating partner, but will bear more fruit when paired with a partner that flowers at the same time.

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should Royal Crimson Cherry Trees be Planted?

Bareroot cherry trees are best planted in the spring but container-grown cherry trees can be successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season as long as the ground isn’t frozen and they are carefully watered as needed. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

How Do I Find Royal Crimson Cherry Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for cherry trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely cherry tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’s when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Royal Crimson Cherry Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • 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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Royal Crimson Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8 - 10
Growing Zones 8 - 10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus avium 'Royal Crimson'
Type Deciduous
Rootstock Prunus mahaleb
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Early Summer
Pruning Time When Dormant
Fragrant Yes