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Prunus cerasus 'North Star'

NORTH STAR SOUR CHERRY

Buy North Star online. Large, bright red fruit perfect for pies and cooking. North Star Is our best pollinator for both sweet and sour cherries.

Height:

12-35 Feet

Spread:

20-25 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-7

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Fruit Type*
  • Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring Flowering
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring
  • Early Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Provides Shade
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Mass Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Prunus is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Our 5 gallon Cherry Trees are generally 3 years old 5-6 ft tall and will most likely produce fruit the year after planting. All cherry trees require a pollinator for best production.