Lambert Sweet Cherry Tree

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Very Dark Red Fruit Lambert Sweet Cherry Tree

  • Late Season
  • 800 Chill Hours
  • Nearly Black, Heart-Shaped Fruit
  • Bright, Rich Flavor
  • Extremely Productive and Reliable
  • Popular for Commercial Production, Easily Grown at Home
  • Wonderful Heirloom Variety for the Pacific Northwest

One of the most dependable and productive Sweet Cherries, Lambert (Prunus avium 'Lambert') is a wonderful addition to the home garden. You’ll love the look—and the taste—of these large, firm cherries.

Deep, dark red, and heart-shaped, Lambert are excellent fresh eating sweet cherries. Capture the incredible taste by canning them for use later in the year.

This beloved variety has been grown and enjoyed for 150 years. Get your hands on this special selection.

Order Lambert Sweet Cherry tree from the expert growers at Nature Hills today. You’ll be so glad you did, and so will your family, friends and neighbors!

How to Use Lambert Sweet Cherry Tree in the Landscape

All across the country, homeowners are re-discovering the earthy pleasure of growing fruiting plants in their landscape. Edible landscaping is a long-lasting trend that makes the most of your soil and sunshine.

Lambert Sweet Cherry is a pretty tree in its own right. With lovely spring blooms and the knockout, deep, dark fruit set, you’ll always have something to study and appreciate.

Trust us, you might even find yourself getting giddy with anticipation of your annual crop! There are a million ways to get the most from a sweet cherry. Pies, preserves, fruit leather, as a healthy sweetener in sauces and fresh from the tree, of course.

Plant a group of 2 or 3 varieties that will pollinate each other and extend the harvest season. Van, Black Tartarian, and Rainier will all work to pollinate Lambert.

Please note that neither Bing Cherry, nor Royal Ann Cherry will pollinate Lambert.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant your Lambert in full sun and well-drained soil. It should thrive with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. The more sun, the better!

If you need to improve the drainage of your soil, create a raised bed or mound. Add additional soil to 18 inches high and 3 feet wide. You'll plant directly in that mound.

Ensure that the planting site has plenty of air circulation for the best results. Don't plant too close to structures or in low-lying areas that might trap air.

Morning sun will quickly dry off the overnight dew. The drying power of the morning sun keeps your plants healthy.

Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Mulch to a depth of 3 inches and spread to 3 feet outside the canopy.

Sculpt your fruit trees with horizontal or 45 degree angled scaffolding branches. Careful management will improve the health and productivity of your tree.

Summer prune your Cherry trees to keep them under 10 feet tall. This is called size control pruning, and it makes harvest and netting for birds a lot easier.

Watch our YouTube channel for tips and tricks on backyard orchard culture!

You’ll love the rich, sparkling taste of homegrown Lambert Sweet Cherries. Order yours today!

Get more color in your diet. Order Lambert Sweet Cherry tree from Nature Hills today!

Lambert Sweet Cherry Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Lambert Sweet Cherry Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems, and will often set fruit in their second or third years.

How Fast Do Lambert Sweet Cherry Trees Grow?

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.

Where do Lambert Sweet Cherry Trees Grow Best?

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.

Do You Need 2 Cherry Trees to Produce Fruit?

All Prunus varieties have different requirements to set fruit. Lambert Sweet is not self-fruiting and needs a pollinating partner. Pair with one of these varieties:

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should Lambert Sweet Cherry Trees be Planted?

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.

How Do I Find Lambert Sweet Cherry Trees for Sale Near Me?

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.

Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest.

What shipping options do you offer?

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 Lambert Sweet Cherry Tree for Sale for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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

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
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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20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Lambert Sweet Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus avium 'Lambert'
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer