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The Sweetest Sour Cherry Juliet Cherry Bush

  • Versatile and Attractive for Landscaping
  • Superbly Sweet Cherries
  • Elegant and Plentiful White Spring Blooms

So many gardeners want the luxury of having their own cherry trees but aren't sure which variety to choose, and many don't have the space for a full-size cherry tree. If you find you are in this situation, the Juliet Cherry Bush (Prunus 'Juliet') should be a contender, if not your first choice.

You'll fill bushel after bushel of your very fresh, very sweet cherries, and this lovely bush only needs a modest amount of space.

This small, yet prolific cherry bush will produce pounds of cherries, yielding up to 25 pounds in its fifth year! This petite shrub 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 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!

But these 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 richly contained in an average-sized berry. These rich beauties have an medium-sized pit.

These cherries are more than just tasty, they are also quite pretty. They're a deep red, almost purple. And the bush grows in an evenly rounded shape. And when spring arrives, the Juliet Cherry Tree promises to explode with elegant white blossoms that seem to glow against its glossy green leaves.

Prepare to impress the neighbors when you plant your Juliet Cherry Tree. How you choose to do so, though it up to you. You can use the Juliet Cherry Tree as landscaping shrub, a border bush, along the fenceline, or in your flowerbed. 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.

You'll want to plant your Juliet Cherry Tree where is can enjoy plenty of sunshine. It also prefers moist, well-drained soil. Lucky for you, this lovely cherry bush is self-pollinating.

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.

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. Order one today!

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
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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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.


Juliet Dwarf Cherry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
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
Moisture Even moisture
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Dark shiny green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer