So many gardeners want the luxury of having their own cherry trees but aren't sure which variety to choose. Plus many don't have the space for a full-size cherry tree. If you are in this situation, the Juliet Cherry Bush (Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus 'Juliet') should be a contender, if not your first choice!
This small, yet prolific Cherry Bush will produce pounds of cherries, yielding up to 25 pounds in its fifth year! A petite shrub that stays small but will give you big numbers when it comes to fruit. If you have room for a shrub, you have room for a Juliet Cherry Tree!
You'll fill bushel after bushel of your very fresh, very sweet cherries, and this lovely bush only needs a modest amount of space. Tucking easily into any existing orchard or small garden, home landscapes of any size has room for this lovely ornamental.
But Juliet Cherries are actually Sour or Tart pie cherries, known as the sweetest Sour Cherry, they aren't cloyingly sweet. Instead, they have a complex flavor that is rich and mid-sized fruit. These cherries are more than just tasty, they are also quite pretty! They're a deep red, almost purple.
And Juliet bush grows in an evenly rounded shape. And when spring arrives, the Juliet Cherry Tree promises to explode into bloom! Smothered in clusters of fragrant, elegant white blossoms that seem to glow! When set against its glossy green foliage that is oval to obovate with a lightly toothed edge, you have an absolutely beautiful tree!
This self-fertile tree will provide you loads of harvest each year, but what is Juliet without her Romeo? When partnered with the Romeo Dwarf Cherry tree, it’s a match made in heaven! Two dark-sweet cherries together will extend your harvest immensely! Plus you’ll enjoy larger yields from each tree compared to one planted alone.
A beautiful tree year-round, the spring bloom display and size means Juliet is a fantastic specimen plant and focal point. Perfect to add anywhere throughout every part of your garden landscaping!
Edible landscaping and dual-purpose landscaping are perfect uses for a small-sized fruit tree that is also incredibly ornamental! Really, this lovely plant will add value and beauty to any area you would plant a shrub. If you want an impactful ornamental, it can do that, too.
Those gardening on patios, balconies and rooftop gardeners rejoice because Juliet is small-sized for planters and large containers! Easily keep a tree near your seating areas or sunny back door for healthy snacks within arms reach!
You can use the Juliet Cherry Tree as a landscaping shrub, a border bush, along the fence line, or in your flowerbed. Nestle into your vegetable garden or add a row for privacy and definition along your property’s edges.
Prepare your pie pan and appetite because these tasty cherries are destined for baking, ice creams, eating fresh, or used as preserves. Their deep red makes them excellent for adding a burst of excitement to your baking projects or a fruit bowl.
If you don't know how to use all twenty-five pounds of cherries when its fifth year comes around, you can freeze your extras. These cherries hold up beautifully when frozen. We’re sure your friends, family and neighbors won’t mind some handouts!
Cherries have many vitamins and antioxidants, and the juice has remarkable health benefits! These are healthy and portable snacks and create incredible desserts!
Prepare to impress the neighbors when you plant your Juliet Cherry Tree. How you choose to do so, though it up to you!
You'll want to plant your Juliet Cherry Tree where it can enjoy plenty of full sun. At least 6 hours of sunlight a day for the best fruit and health.
Plant in a rich, moist, well-drained soil that is fertile and has extra organic material added. Water regularity, especially if planted in a container to protect your investment. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.
You won't want to miss out on the sweetest cherries you'll ever taste! These lovely berries bring home the Gold when compared to other varieties. In fact, they often score as the sweetest cherries with a 20-brix of sugar level!
Lucky for you, this lovely cherry bush is self-pollinating. Pair with her Romeo for a special garden romance of your own, only this romance will have a much better ending!
Shaping and size control of growth from that year should be performed with spring pruning, prune damaged, diseased and dead limbs that year annually while trees are dormant. Open the canopy to let sunlight and air circulation into the center of the tree by removing limbs that grow inwards towards the center in late winter.
For more Cherry tree care, be sure to check out our Garden Blog for lots of tips and tricks for a successful planting!
Imagine your seating areas surrounded in white fragrant blossoms, fluttering with butterflies! Or a Meditation or Reading nook surrounded by the lush privacy the summer foliage provides. Or picnicking among your orchard of juicy red gems!
If you've always wanted a cherry tree, the Juliet Cherry Tree is a wonderful option. Your neighbors will marvel at its gorgeous blossoms and the magnitude of its yield year after year.
With so many benefits of a fruit tree and all the beauty of an ornamental shrub, you can’t go wrong with the beautiful Juliet Dwarf Cherry! Order your own miniature orchard at NatureHills.com today!
Recommended Pollinators: Romeo Dwarf Cherry
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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Dr. Les Kerr of the University of Saskatchewan started a breeding program for a hybrid Sour Cherry in the 1940's. Working with the cold hardiness of Prunus fruiticosa and the good fruit quality of the Prunus cerasus.
These varieties were cold hardy and would perform well in the harsh Canadian climate. However, they lacked the higher sugar that the popular Sweet Cherry had. Dr. Kerr wanted to produce cold hardy fruit with a higher sugar content.
After 50 years of breeding the University of Saskatchewan released the Romance Series, including a pair of Sour-Sweet cherries, Romeo and Juliet. These are Sour Cherries with a high brix or sugar content.
Juliet is said to be the sweetest of the two with a brix rating of 16 to 18. This sugar is paired with sharp tartness, which make the Juliet a fresh eating Cherry. Juliet is also well-known as great pie Cherry and requires less sugar.
Juliet grows a bit faster and taller than the Romeo, but stays small enough for home gardeners to easily harvest the fruit.
|Botanical Name||Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus 'Juliet'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Foliage Color||Dark Shiny Green|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|