Skeena Cherry Tree (Prunus avium 'Skeena') is a self-fertile sweet cherry that you will love! Starting from its fragrant white blossoms to the dark, near-black, red fruit that's a delight to eat off the tree, to its sweet, sharp excellent Cherry flavor! Plus you'll love the larger-than-average-sized fruits!
Good-sized trees when left to grow to full mature size, Skeena Sweet Cherry fills out its picturesque spreading form with lush foliage all summer long. The perfect backdrop for those gorgeous blooms and to highlight the dangling near-black fruit! These are some high-quality, commercial-grade fruit and have good storage life and are extremely flavorful! They freeze well and hold their shape when baked and are overall a versatile fruit in the kitchen!
Originating in Canada, Skeena is split and crack resistant so it's perfect for planting in areas of the country where this can be a disheartening issue! Also perfect for areas of the country prone to late spring frosts, the Cherries ripen closer to late July or August in many climates. Plus these are fantastic pollinator trees for your Brooks Sweet, Van, and Stella Cherries and other later blooming varieties!
Skeena is perfect for any sized yard or garden, able to be maintained as large or small as you have room to spare! Full mature size trees reach 12-18 feet in height and 15-20 feet in width, making them wonderful shade trees or delightful groupings for screening and edible landscaping ornamental plantings.
Cherry Trees are gorgeous ornamental flowering trees in their own right and pollinators swarm to these blossoms! Have your own Cherry Blossom Festival right in your own front yard for a picture-perfect shade tree that also serves up some of the best jam, juice and pies you can imagine!
Skeena Cherry Trees are hardy in USDA growing zones 5 through 9 and do need the benefits of full sun. Plant in a well-drained, enriched location with good air circulation and protection from cold pockets and strong wind. Prune in the late winter or early spring before you see new growth.
Skeena Cherry Tree is a fantastic all round sweet cherry for all your landscaping and healthy eating needs! Hurry and order this great newly available variety at NatureHills.com today!
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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus avium Skeena'|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|