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Self-Pollinating Cherry That’s Great for Warmer Winters!

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 needed.

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 sweet/tartest 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!

If you guys 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 gardener! (Also, if you're one of the many Southerners who've tried Mini Royal or Royal Lee but they didn't 'take' like you'd have liked, then you'll be happy to know that Royal Crimson will pollinate both and give you more yield you had before!)

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

  • Loads of fresh sweet/tart fruit!
  • No pollinator needed
  • Super-low chill requirements - only 150-300 chill hours needed
  • Great addition to the home orchard

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Royal Crimson Cherry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus avium 'Royal Crimson'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Soil Type Must be well drained
Moisture Evenly moist to establish, well drained soils then on the drier side after establishment
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fruiting Time Early Summer