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Prunus avium Stella

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Cherry Stella

Reliably produces large quantities of delicious fruit

Stella produces delicious, dark skinned, sweet cherries which can be eaten straight from the tree when they ripen in late July, but save some for the kitchen, where they can also be used in summer desserts and cakes.

Where?

Happiest in sun or part shade and moist soil. Give this tree plenty of room to spread and it will reward you with plenty of fruit for years to come.

How?

Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made compost or well rotted manure is fine. Water your tree occasionally until established and in long spells of dry weather.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring
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 220 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
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 Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting July - August
Cropping August - August

Check store availability

10 litre pot £29.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From January to December