1.5m Cherry Tree 'Stella' - 9L Pot

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Cherry Tree 'Stella' - 9L Pot

This beautiful fruiting tree is famous for producing one of the most regular, heavy crops of plump, dark red cherries which are rich, sweet and aromatic producing one of the finest flavours on the market.

This is a very versatile tree well suited to fan-training, but can also be allowed to grow as a small bush or pyramid or of course free standing. Stella will thrive in most soils, but may need mulching in late winter.
'Stella' has been awarded the Award of Garden Merit given by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), for its heavy, regular, great tasting crops and beautiful aesthetics.

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 5-10 years
  • Harvesting Period: July/August
  • Crop Levels (after 3rd season): 5kg+ a season
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green in spring/summer, orange/red in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4m
  • Rootstock: Colt - Semi-Dwarfing
  • Flowering Period: spring (April - May)
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, baking
  • Self pollinating: Yes
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Prefers sheltered
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: suitable for most soil conditions
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Primrose Guides


Planting and Care

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.8 in a sheltered, in a full sun location. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established. Autumn is the best season for planting fruiting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems. Keep a planting distance of 6m.

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. For guidance on pruning your fruit tree please click here to see our guide. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.


Fruit trees will only produce fruit if their flowers have been pollinated. This is usually done by flying insects such as honey bees, bumblebees, flies, wasps etc. Some cherry trees are self-fertile while others require a pollinating partner from the same pollination group. For more information about cherry tree pollination groups please click here to see our guide.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits taste best when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.


Fruit trees are generally budded or grafted onto a rootstock by the nursery, this means the roots of the tree are a different plant to the trunk, branches and fruit. Rootstocks help you to control the size of your tree to a certain extent. This cherry tree is on a Colt rootstock which means that its ultimate height will be around 3.5-4 metres. This rootstock is good for drought tolerance and will also grow in most soils. This one is a particularly good choice for larger gardens. By sticking two plants together, one that has good roots and one that has good fruit, it ensures that you get what you pay for.

Newly Planted Tree

Here at Primrose we planted some young trees so that we could document how they grew over the next few years. This is an image of a newly planted tree that was planted in March and is roughly how your tree will look when it arrives.

3 Months Later

As you can see there has already been a lot of tree growth after only three months. We are going to continue to document the growth of the trees that were planted. This means that you can compare and see what your tree should look like at various stages of growth.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

This is an example of a 9L 'Stella' cherry tree from our nursery

Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Very healthy, growing nicely!"

Reviewed Thursday, 25 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Impressive tree, time will tell if its as good as it looks."

Reviewed Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Rating: 1/5

"Not great - droopy half eaten tree!"

Reviewed Monday, 27 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Tree in great condition, thanks"

Reviewed Monday, 2 July 2018

Rating: 5/5

"good service, lovely tree!"

Reviewed Saturday, 23 June 2018

Rating: 5/5

"A good tree in good condition"

Reviewed Saturday, 26 May 2018

Rating: 2/5

"Cherry tree was very average when it arrived for the price, very wilted and not very impressive with minimal roots."

Reviewed Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Tree was in very good condition and well wrapped"

Reviewed Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Only just planted, we will review next summer"

Reviewed Thursday, 16 November 2017

Rating: 3/5

"Tree good size and as described. Delivered in box too small so damaged tree a little."

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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