Enjoy homegrown cherries from your very own cherry producing tree or bush with the range of cherry trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery. Nothing can beat the satisfaction of growing your own fruit to feed your family and friends.
Plant popular cherry trees in spring, summer or fall. Our inventory of commercial orchard-grade trees is flying out of the nursery, so place your order whenever you see them in stock (just keep them hydrated if you plant in summer).
Our expert growers offer time-tested grafted cultivars that are very reliable. You'll know what to expect with Nature Hills Nursery cherry trees delivered safely to your doorstep.
Go for store-bought cherries that was trucked in from a faraway orchard and you'll miss the luscious flavor of tree-ripe fruit. It's really nice to know exactly how your fruit was grown, and it's an educational and rewarding experience for anyone with sunshine and well-drained soil.
Growing cherry trees is a joy. The pretty white flower display of the cherry blossom tree in spring is matched by the exquisite sight of their fruiting display.
Our grafted plants reproduce the taste, aroma and performance of reputable Cherry varieties. Grow a Rainier Yellow Cherry tree in front of your house to showcase modern garden design trends and a mouthwatering harvest.
Grafted Cherry Trees from Reputable Growers
Try to grow cherry saplings from store-bought cherries, and you'll likely run into some surprises in three years. Cherry saplings may not grow true to their parent plant.
Do you have three to five years to waste on a disappointment? Look at our online catalog to see our selection of cherry trees for sale, then hurry to place your order. We sell out very quickly.
Type your zip code into the zone finder above the Plant Highlights on every product page. Then select the sweet cherry trees or sour cherry trees that perform best in your USDA plant hardiness zone.
What’s the Difference Between Sweet Cherry and Sour Cherry Trees?
The bottom line is that there are two basic types of cherry trees: sweet cherry trees and sour cherry trees.
Sweet cherry trees produce sugary, sub-acid fruit that you can eat right off of the tree. These trees grow in warmer climates. Read the product pages to learn more about your favorite varieties, including Bing Cherry, Lapins Cherry and Lambert Cherry.
Sour Cherry trees produce fruit commonly used in baking. The renowned cherry pie is usually made with fruit from sour cherries. Recent information about tart or sour cherries shows they have among the highest levels of disease-fighting antioxidants compared to other fruits. They are delicious and healthy, a great combination.
You've probably seen the expensive dried tart cherries or bottles of juice at the health food store. Why not grow your own for dehydrating or juicing? Tart cherries are known to reduce inflammation while giving your immune system a boost.
Cold-Hardy, Sour Cherry Bushes for Sale at Nature Hills Nursery
Cold-hardy cherry trees include English Morello and Montmorency Cherry. These magnificent, true big cherry trees are claimed by some to produce the best sour cherries.
But even though sweet cherry trees don't tolerate extreme cold, you do have options. Sour cherry bushes like Romeo Dwarf Cherry and Carmine Jewel™ Cherrydevelop up to 30 pounds of fruit on a compact bush-type cherry tree.
And if you have a sweet tooth but you don't want pie, plant Juliet Dwarf Cherry Bush. Brix ratings measure sugar, and Juliet comes highly rated at 18 Brix for a fresh and sweet treat.
Create an edible landscape with a charming cherry bush hedge to define your landscape. Host harvest parties every year, and put a team to work pitting your bounty for baking or freezing.
Plant Cherry Trees for Added Food Security
Grow your own fruit to augment your family's supply of healthy fruit. It's straightforward to grow cherry trees with the proper site selection.
Read more about cherry tree planting requirements, check out our write-up on Cherry Tree Care.
Plant cherry trees where they receive as much sunlight as you can give them. Cherry trees grow best in well-drained soil that is rich and loamy.
Dig a hole as deep as the root system and twice as wide. Mix Nature Hills Root Booster and a few handfuls of compost into the backfill soil.
Plant your cherry tree, then pat the soil into place around it. Water the area very well to eliminate any air pockets.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis, especially during fruit production. Mulch over the roots, but pull it back away from touching the trunk.
Pruning every year is also suggested in order to maintain a healthy tree. Pruning should be done in the early spring, before the new growth begins.
Remove dead or unhealthy branches and limbs. Thin the areas of the tree where the growth is very bushy to allow more sunlight and air circulation into the canopy.
How Big Will My Cherry Tree Grow?
Cherry trees can grow to 30 feet tall or more, depending on the rootstock. Rootstocks commonly used are Mahaleb, Colt, Mazzard and GM61/1.
Study the Plant Highlights on our website’s product pages to see what the mature height and spread will be of your selected cherry tree. Fruit trees can be kept smaller with regular summer pruning for size control.
Create an orchard with spacing up to 8 feet on either side of full-size big cherry trees. Or use modern high-density planting, with close spacing to make the most of a small space garden.
When Do I Harvest My Cherries?
Cherries ripen early and most are ready for harvest around June. Birds adore these tasty fruits, too.
Cherries have to be picked ripe, so watch for the first bird peck. Then get out there to harvest your fair share. Cherries do not ripen well after they have been picked.
Some wise gardeners plant Serviceberries with their cherries. They both ripen at the same time, and the birds will usually go after edible serviceberries first.
Consider a Pollinating Partner for Your Cherry Tree
As a general rule, sweet cherries need a pollinizer to produce fruit, which is another cherry that blooms at the same time. Please note that not all sweet cherries act as a pollinizer, so be sure to check the recommendations on the product pages.
Most sour cherries are self-fruitful and do not need a pollinizer. But for some reason you'll get a larger harvest from your self-pollinating cherry trees if you include more than one sour cherry nearby.
Get your fill of red, black, yellow and mottled cherries. As your new cherry plants mature, you'll have a bounty to enjoy fresh or juiced.
Fill your pantry with dried and canned cherries for the taste of summer. They freeze well, too.
Click the photos of our in-stock cherry trees to learn more. Our knowledgeable cherry tree nursery staff is here to help you place your order.
You can stop wondering where to buy cherry trees this season — or any season, for that matter. The answer is right here at Nature Hills Nursery. As America’s largest online nursery, we’ve been shipping high-quality cherry trees and other plants to gardeners across the nation since 2001. Place your order today.