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Prunus avium Stardust

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cherry 'Stardust'

An unusual white fleshed variety

A delicious sweet cherry with white flesh that ripens in late summer and can be eaten straight from the tree. This variety does not need to be planted with another cherry to ensure a good crop so it's ideal to plant in smaller gardens and orchards where space is at a premium.

Where?

Happiest in an open, sunny site and soil which is not too dry in summer.

How?

Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil before planting and stake the tree whilst it is young to help the roots establish. Feed with a suitable fertiliser each spring. 

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 250 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Ideal for walls & trellis & arches & pergolas

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting July - August
Cropping August - August

Typically available

From April to September