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 Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.
Cherry trees are medium growth rate plants and once they are established they can add 12-18 inches per year or so if given the ideal growing conditions.
Cherry trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Morning sun is a plus and planting any fruit tree where there is good air circulation keeps the plants stress-free.
All Prunus varieties have different requirements to set fruit. Juliet Dwarf is self-fruiting and doesn't need a pollinating partner, but will bear more fruit when paired with a partner that flowers at the same time.
No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.
Bareroot cherry trees are best planted in the spring but container-grown cherry trees can be successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season as long as the ground isn’t frozen and they are carefully watered as needed. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for cherry trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely cherry tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
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Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’s when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Juliet Dwarf Cherry Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|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.
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus fruticosa x Prunus cerasus 'Juliet'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Dark Shiny Green|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3-5 Years|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|