Juliet Dwarf Cherry
You'll Love This Sweet Sour Cherry
So you want to pick baskets of fresh cherries from your own garden, but you don't have the space for a cherry tree. Are you out of luck? Not at all! Juliet Cherry Tree (Prunus 'Juliet') will give you pound after pound of berries (up to 25 pounds after 5 years!) on a small shrub!
This gorgeous fruiting tree never gets out of bounds, staying small and yielding profusely. It fits into the garden just like a landscape shrub. Imagine the look on your neighbors face when your new foundation plant begins fruiting cherries! Its dwarf habit and love of sunshine make it excellent for beds, borders, fence lines and anywhere else you would normally grow a large ornamental shrub. It incorporates well into any landscape. It has glossy green foliage from spring to frost and abundant white flowers before the cherries set.
And these aren't just any cherries - these are the sweetest cherries that you've ever tasted! They are often scored the highest of all other sweet cherries in competitions - up to 20-brix sugar level. They have a rich, complex flavor in larger than average sized fruits (but not so large they are challenging to pit).
They are deep lipstick red and are great for fresh eating, baking, ice-cream and jams. They also freeze beautifully!
Easy to care for and easy to harvest. Juliet is destined for a happy ending in your own garden!
- Sweetest Cherries for the Home Garden
- Sun Lover
- Fits Into Any Landscape
- Beautiful Spring Flowers
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|
|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|
|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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Sour Sweet Juliet Dwarf Cherry
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.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus 'Juliet'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Even moisture, water when needed|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Dark shiny green|