North Star Sour Cherry



Description

North Star Cherry

Type: Fruit
Family: Rosaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 7.00 to 9.00 feet
Spread: 8.00 to 10.00 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy, Edible

Culture
Grow in average, medium moisture, well drained soil in full sun. Prefers moisture-retentive soils with good drainage. No tolerance for wet soils. Best sited in a sheltered location where periodic chemical spraying will not pose problems to adjacent areas. Plant 10' apart. Self-pollinating.

Noteworthy Characteristics
This sour cherry is a dwarf, vase-shaped, deciduous, fruit tree which typically grows only 7-9' tall and produces one crop per year of large, bright red, sour cherries with yellow flesh. Cherries ripen in June (USDA Zone 5). Cherries are recommended for pies. White blossoms in spring.