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Sweet Cherry

Botanical Name
Prunus
Hardiness
Zones 5 (somewhat) to 7(8)
Height
8 to 20 feet (dwarf) and 30 to 40 feet (standard)
Width
8 to 20 feet (dwarf) and 30 to 40 feet (standard)
Flowers
Spring: white
Fruit
Red, yellow or white drupe
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Plant in protected locations and avoid areas subject to late spring frost
  • Most (except Stella) are self-incompatible, you will need two or three different sweet cherries to produce fruit
Problems
Winter kill, spring frost damage, birds, leaf spot, brown rot, plum curculio, aphids, fruit cracking
Varieties
  • Gisela Series - rootstock produces smaller plants, needs staking
  • Kristin - more reliably cold hardy

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