English Morello Cherry Tree

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Tasty Ornamental Self-Fertile English Morello Cherry Tree!

  • Dark-Red, Almost Black Fruit
  • Juicy & Sour Flavor
  • Red-Wine Juice
  • Late Spring White Flowers
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Self-Fruitful Prolific Producer
  • Mid Summer Ripening
  • Gorgeous Foliage
  • Fall Color!
  • Lovely Ornamental With 4-Season Interest
  • Cold Hardy
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Cooked, Pies, Preserves, Juice, Liquors & Fresh Eating!

There's nothing quite as picturesque as a Cherry tree! Gorgeous blooms to help welcome spring, lovely foliage to provide shade and juicy red gems dangling from every branch! The English Morello Cherry Tree (Prunus cerasus 'English Morello') offers delectable sour cherries for you and your family, and maybe the neighbors if you like them well enough to share these fantastic juicy cherries!

This late-blooming self-fertile tree produces prolifically, with clusters of dark-red fruit that mature in mid-summer. These are easy care and low maintenance fruit trees that are as ornamental as they are healthy and productive!

When the pretty flowers of many Cherry trees have faded in decline, you can count on your English Morello Cherry Tree to begin its dazzling display. In fact, you can easily prolong your summer cherry harvest as well by planting a few of these late-ripening trees.

Mid-summer is sure to bring you a prolific harvest of delicious, sour cherries that are perfect for a great many uses! Shiny dark-red skin and red flesh that is firm and full of sour juice are as delectable right off the tree, still warm from the sun, as they are baked or made into jam and jelly!

These lovely trees also have fantastic foliage throughout the growing season. Long, dark-green leaves have a lightly toothy edge and pointed tips. Add a touch of fall colorshiny brown-grey bark and great branching structure for a tree that gives you four seasons of beauty along with those crops of healthy fruit!

How to Use English Morello Cherry Tree In The Landscape

The ornamental aspects of these trees provide you with not only a reliable harvest but a pretty tree that looks good anywhere!

Plant several for a small orchard on a side yard, or perhaps a few along your driveway for an elegant welcome to your home all summer long. You can even use the English Morello as a small hedge, as they adapt well to pruning!

Prune to any size for privacy screening or shade around your patio and seating areas. Or let grow full size, which will still be easily added to even the smallest yards and gardens!

Incorporate into your garden designs, both front and back yards, where you can showcase these gorgeous trees as a specimen or focal point among your landscaping! Shade garden beds and vegetable gardens, or feature one outside your picture window to watch the floral display and keep an eye on your juicy fruit as it ripens in the sun!

Late producing English Morello’s are perfect for adding to existing orchards, tucked away among early and midseason producing Cherry trees, extending your harvest of tasty fruit to span well into the late summer.

English Morello cherries are outstanding for canning or freezing and maintain their flavor well. They're also perfect for liquors and brandies, creating wonderful home-grown holiday gifts.

Bake a pie for the neighbors or perhaps keep a bowl on the kitchen table for enjoying fresh. Perfect for jams, jellies and cooking, these dark cherries create luscious red-wine colored juice that is loaded with health benefits!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Cold hardy in USDA growing zones 4-9, these hardy trees require full sun in cooler zones and can tolerate some afternoon shade in the hotter hardiness zones.

Provide your tree with plenty of water and rich, fertile, moist soil. Best in well-drained soil medium, they’re not particular on the type of soil, they prefer more nitrogen and water than other cherries. Mix in some of Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with your tree’s root system.

Prune your tree to any size best suited for your yard’s size and your needs and maintain an open canopy to allow sunlight and air circulation into its interior. Try your hand at training your tree in an Espalier form!

English Morella is an outstanding choice for a tasty, tart cherry that both you and your wildlife will adore. Easily maintained smaller with winter pruning to keep your tree smaller if birds are a problem, letting you easily cover it with bird netting so all your local feathered friends won’t make off with your harvest!

Luckily, the English Morello provides such a bounty that you’ll be able to share a few with the birds, as well as your friends and family!

Great pollinators for other Cherry trees, English Morello is self-fertile, so you’ll only need one tree to produce loads of great fruit!

For fantastic looks and healthy fruit for all your baking and cooking needs, the Engish Morello will become your new favorite fruit tree for your home garden or orchard! Order yours before they’re gone at NatureHills.com today!

English Morello Cherry Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for English Morello 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 English Morello 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 English Morello 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. English Morello 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 English Morello 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 English Morello 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.

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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 English Morello Cherry Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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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.

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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
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4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
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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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Well Loved Dwarf English Morello Cherry

Considered to be the best of the Sour Cherries, English Morello holds this spot due mostly to its ripening time along with the unique flavor and the color it adds to dishes when cooked. A late ripening variety, originally called Morello, will ripen in the latter part of the Cherry season. It will also hang on the tree for a month after ripening.

The trees are naturally dwarf and beginning in the early 1700's, were often planted very close as hedges. The arching branches would droop and be supported by the neighboring tree. The fruit is small and often more than one tree was planted to ensure that there was plenty of fruit to harvest.

The origin of the English Morello is not clear. Best records suggest that it comes from either Holland or Germany. From here it was later introduced into France and England. Earliest records have it named Grosse Lange Lothkirsche, although history shows that it was grown throughout Europe under many different names during the 17 and 1800's.

Finally, in 1862 English Morello is recognized by the American Pomological Society, but even then, it had already made its way into the United States under names like Wragg Cherry, Morris Cherry, Colorado Morello and Northern Griotte which would all prove to be English Morello.

Most noted about the English Morello was its adaptation to espalier. From early on the tree, with its arching laterals, was the preferred espaliered cherry. Often covering long walls with beautiful foliage and fruit.

Still sought after for the unique red fleshed fruit and fine flavor that this variety brings to cooking, the English Morello may be the perfect fruit for the modern home garden with it high antioxidant value and its ability to fit into any backyard with its small size or as a beautiful espalier.


English Morello Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus cerasus 'English Morello'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes