USDA Organic North Star Cherry Tree

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Neat Nourishing & Tasty USDA Organic North Star Cherry Tree!

  • Tart & Juicy Sour Cherry
  • Glossy Bright-Red Cherry With Dark-Red Flesh
  • Great Fresh or Baked
  • One Of The Best Sour Pie Cherry Trees Available
  • Stunning White Blossoms
  • Attractive Vase Growth Habit
  • Small Petite Form
  • Self-Pollinating
  • Highly Productive & Long Hang Time
  • Often Produces After First Year
  • Disease Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • 800-900 Chill Hours

All work and no play isn't much fun. How about a little work with a lot of fruit instead? That is a much better deal!

The USDA Organically Grown North Star Cherry (Prunus cerasus 'North Star') is a deliciously sour, miniature Cherry Tree variety that consistently produces large crops with little maintenance. So, with just a little effort, you'll be enjoying abundant crops of juicy cherries all season from a petite tree!

Want to know something to make this tree even better? Well, USDA Organic North Star hasn’t been exposed to any chemicals and the flavor is there to prove it! With built-in disease resistance, this tree lets you keep it that way!

Producing brightly hued fruit, with dark-red flesh that resists cracking, ripening in the early to mid-summer months. You don't have to pick the cherries all at once, because they will stay fresh on the tree for a while after they ripen! This will give you plenty of time to eat all you want plucked fresh from the branch and still warm from the sun.

North Star is a robust producer and an early one at that! They’ll have you seeing stars and feeling like you're floating on clouds come harvest time. This self-pollinating, disease-resistant micro-tree is a dream come true!

There are few sights more beautiful in spring than a backyard full of cherry blossoms. Luckily, your USDA Organic North Star Cherry produces a profuse number of blooms that turn the tree snowy white! But be on the watch for frost, because these blossoms can be easily damaged.

Bees and other pollinators will seek out your tree and start pollinating once spring hits, but even though this variety will self-pollinate, you can increase your harvest by giving it a pollination partner, so think about buying two! That will give you more than twice the crop.

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

Remaining under 10 feet tall, if you need a smaller fruit tree, the USDA Organic North Star Cherry is the one to pick! It grows at a moderate rate, and you can plant it as an ornamental Flowering Cherry and enjoy its fragrant blooms and its deep-green foliage, all with the added bonus of a juicy harvest.

An absolute pleasurable sight in the landscape, 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.

The North Star Cherry lives up to be one of the most floriferous Cherry Trees. In fact, it's like owning a miniature Flowering Cherry tree with the added bonus of abundant and delicious cherries! These dainty, elegant blossoms are romantic and charming. And their classic bumblebee-yellow stamen look like they've been kissed by the sun itself.

These blooms aren't just all looks! Your neighbors and your local beneficial 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.

The Cherries are mouth-puckeringly tart and juicy! You can also bake your favorite cherry pastries like cherry turnovers or pies, or you can turn these plump berries into a rich and delicious jam. Still have more to harvest? Dry them for trail mix or snacks for the coming months.

Enjoy a celebratory charcuterie board that is sure to impress! 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 or a tasty beverage of your choice.

#ProPlantTips For Care

This variety winters well! Cold hardy in USDA growing zones 4-8 and precocious -- fruiting at an early age, giving you cherries to munch on sooner than you thought possible. It is disease resistant, and gives you a consistent crop, year after year, without a lot of spraying.

Plant Cherry trees in all the full sun they can get, try to plant them in rich, fertile, well-drained soil. If yours is lacking, you can simply enrich your soil type by adding compost, mulch, manure, leaves and grass clippings.

This variety has an average need for water, so water it weekly, but just a bit more when the weather is hot and dry. Mulch the surface to maintain more consistent soil moisture and to also insulate the roots from heat and chill. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the root system.

Prune your North Star Cherry in winter and train the branches for the best form and fruit production. It's best to prune branches that droop.

Don't wait too long to order your USDA Organic North Star Cherry at because the supply runs out fast! Get yours in the ground this year and soon you will be the envy of your neighbors!

USDA Organic North Star Cherry Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for USDA Organic 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 USDA Organic 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 USDA Organic 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. USDA Organic 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 USDA Organic 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 USDA Organic 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.

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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.

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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

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USDA Organic 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 Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes