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Large, Juicy Sweet Cherries

  • Self-Fruitful
  • Large, Sweet Fruit
  • Mid-Season Maturity

The Lapins Cherry is a cross between the Van and Stella Cherry. It produces some of the largest and juiciest of the sweet cherries and provides multi-seasonal interest.

In early in the season, your Lapins Cherry will be smothered in brilliant white blossoms. Then, midseason, you'll be delighted by an abundance of sweet, large, dark red to purple fruit with light red flesh.

Lapins Cherries are self-fruitful, and do not require a pollinator to set fruit in most regions. They are considered the number one pollinator for the Bing in most areas and is a great universal pollinator for other cherry trees.

The Lapins fruit is firm and so big that one cherry is a mouthful. The flavor is divine, incredibly juicy, and sweet. They are delicious right off the tree and wonderful for baking. You'll be pleased to learn that these have been bred to resist splitting. You'll love this fruit!

Finally, in the fall, your Lapins Cherry tree develops beautiful orange, red, and yellow fall color. What a tree!

You can prune a Lapins Cherry tree to control size to any height for easier harvest.

We run out of this variety every year, so order yours today!

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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.
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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 .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 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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Lapins Cherry is the Universal Pollinator

This is another important cherry introduction from the renowned Agricultural Research Station in Summerland, British Columbia.

Lapins originated as a select seedling from a cross of Van cherry with Stella cherry in 1965. The original cross was done by Dr K.O. Lapins, the breeder at Summerland from 1957 to 1974. Dr. Lapins is credited with a focus on introducing self-fruitfulness into the cherry. His earliest success was with the very popular Stella cherry, introduced as one of the first self-fruitful sweet cherry varieties in the mid 1960's.

Early tests conducted by Lapins and H. Schmid showed many desirable qualities, including: self-fruitfulness, hardiness, resistance to late freezes, resistance to rain splitting (cracking), as well as exceptionally large, high quality fruit.

Introduced commercially in 1984, it quickly became one of the most important cherry varieties grown. It has proven invaluable to the home gardener, first as a primary high-quality cherry for the smaller backyard, second as the perfect recommendation for cherry varieties that need a companion pollinator.


Lapins Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus avium 'Lapins'
Mature Height Standard: 20 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Mid-season