North Star Cherry Tree

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Petite, Precocious North Star Cherry Tree

  • Tart, Sweet-Sour Cherry
  • Bright-Red Cherry With Dark-Red Flesh
  • Split Resistant
  • Highly Productive Dwarf Cherry Tree
  • Attractive Vase Growth Habit
  • Small Petite Form
  • Stunning White Blossoms
  • Often Produces After First Year
  • Tasty Tart Juice & Great Fresh or Baked
  • One of the Best Sour Pie Cherry Trees Available
  • Self-Pollinating & Highly Productive
  • Long Hang Time
  • Disease Resistant & Low Maintenance
  • 800-900 Chill Hours

Follow your heart to the North Star Cherry!

With these tart cherries that shine a robust red, you will know you're headed in the right direction. This robust producer will have you seeing stars and feeling like you're floating on clouds come harvest time. This self-pollinating, disease-resistant cherry micro tree is a dream come true.

The petite North Star Cherry (Prunus cerasus 'North Star') proves you do not have to be large to be mighty! This smaller Cherry Tree impresses gardeners everywhere with its ability to bear ample amounts of tart cherries early in its life. So, if you're looking for a whopping amount of cherries without giving up a lot of space-- the North Star has your name all over it!

What else makes the North Star Cherry uniquely outstanding? Well, the cherries, of course!

North Star Cherries pack a punch! They're mouth-puckeringly tart and juicy. They're a sour cherry with a refreshing sweetness that makes them a pleasure to eat fresh. They are also large cherries that are ideal for baking.

It's no wonder so many people say that summer is the best season when you own a cherry tree. This one gets the party started early by beginning its harvest season during the mid-summer months.

These cherries look as good as they taste! They are an even and bright red that deepens to ruby as they ripen. When still on the branch, they even look as if they could glow.

Not only is this little tree a powerhouse producer, but it's an absolute pleasure to have in the garden. The North Star Cherry reaches upward with outstretched branches to form a striking vase-shaped habit.

These elegant branches become even more striking when covered in snow during winter. When they catch the light, you will be treated to a display of highlights and shadows that ask to be photographed.

Spring brings a bountiful amount of blooms! These dainty, elegant blossoms are romantic and charming. And their classic bumblebee-yellow stamen look like they've been kissed by the sun itself.

How to Use USDA Organic North Star Cherry Tree In The Landscape

The North Star Cherry is both prolific and ornamental, which means it fits perfectly into the veggie garden or landscape. Its highly adaptable nature also makes it quite versatile.

You can plant this self-fertile beauty individually as a corner feature by your driveway, in the backyard, or on your property line. This colorful and attractive dwarf tree also makes a great specimen in a driveway circle.

Or you can plant several as ornamentals that line your driveway, add height to your garden bed, repeated as a mixed border, or as a corner marker of your property.

The North Star Cherry lives up to some of the most floriferous Cherry Trees. In fact, it's like owning a Flowering Cherry Tree with the added bonus of abundant and delicious cherries!

These flowers aren't just for looks. Along with your neighbors, your local pollinators will adore your North Star Cherry's blooms. As for birds, they do love the sweet taste of cherries, but this variety will produce enough for you to share.

North Star Cherries are fantastic for the classic pie cherry, outstanding for jams, jellies and preserves, and simply frozen to use for baking, muffins and bread.

If you have the pleasure of your own North Star Cherry, do us a favor and use some for halving for a celebratory charcuterie board. One of the often overlooked benefits of these versatile and tart cherries is being able to pair them with a wide variety of cheeses and meats.

#ProPlantTips For Care

The North Star Cherry appreciates full sun and well-draining soil. It also performs best with good air circulation. Plant Cherry Trees in at least 6 hours of sunlight per day in USDA growing zones 4 through 8. Cold hardy, these are resistant to many diseases and fungal issues.

Prune fruit trees in winter and train the branches for the best form and fruit production. Staying under 10 feet tall, you won’t have much work to do. It's best to prune branches that droop. Prune in spring to remove suckers and water growth, plus to open the interior for sunlight and air.

Water your North Star Cherry during the growing season if you haven't received rain in about a week. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

Tolerant of a wide range of soil types, anything goes as long as it’s planted in well-drained soil. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.

Is your heart directing you to the North Star Cherry Tree? Go to in time to plant yours this spring!

North Star Cherry Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for North Star 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 North Star 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 North Star 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. North Star 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.

When Should North Star 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 North Star Cherry Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for cherry trees at 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? 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 North Star Cherry Tree for Sale for sale here at!

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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North Star Cherry Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus cerasus 'North Star'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Purple
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes