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  • cherry Stella
  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 6m

cherry 'Stella'

cherry Stella

RHS award of garden merit £19.99
Pot size colt bare root bush
colt bare root bush
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: deep, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Ultimate size on Colt rootstock : 6 x 6m (20x20ft)
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An exceptional, self-fertile, sweet cherry with large dark red or black fruit. White flowers appear in mid-spring, followed by delicious, juicy cherries which are ready for picking in late July. It is a vigorous grower, starting with an upright habit, spreading as it matures. An early and prolific cropper, that will usually start to crop within 2 - 3 years. It also makes a good pollinator for other cherries.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
    Stone fruits like the cherry should be lightly pruned in the summer because they are prone to a disease called Silver Leaf which enters through cuts. If you prune in late summer, the sap is slowing but is still running fast enoughenough to seal up any wounds. Lighlty prune to retain shape and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.
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