Cherry Tree 'Sunburst' - Bare Root

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Cherry Tree 'Sunburst' - Root Wrapped

This attractive tree will be laden with fruit from mid July, and produces dark red, almost black cherries with a very sweet flavour. 'Sunburst' is self-fertile and thus does not require a pollination companion. This tree is well-suited to small spaces, and can be placed in 60cm containers, or be trained against a wall.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: Bare Root
  • Approx. Height on Arrival 130-160cm
  • Tree is approx. 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Rootstock: Colt - Semi-Vigorous
  • Harvesting Months: July/August
  • Harvesting Period Period: Mid
  • Eventual Growth Height: 4-5m
  • Eventual Spread: 3-4m
  • Rate of Growth: 5-10 years
  • Pollination Group: 4
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eat Fresh
  • Planting Period: Jan-Dec
  • Self-Fertile: Yes
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Prefered Position: Full Sun
  • Prefered soil type: All
  • Moisture Requirements: Well Drained
  • Exposure: Sheltered

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Grow Your Own - Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy - 1L
    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

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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.

For more information about how to plant and care for your bare root tree please click here to see our guide.

Pollination

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 pink and 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.

Rootstock

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. 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. Another result of budding and grafting a variety onto selected rootstocks is the ability to control the size of the tree to a certain degree. Some varieties of tree are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of tree, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.

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.

Bare Root Sunburst Cherry

This is a typical example of one of our root wrapped Sunburst cherry trees, just like the one you will receive. We wrap the roots with a protective bag filled with damp soil to keep the roots more moist which can help keep the tree happy before you plant it.You can mix this compost with your soil when planting your tree.


 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Rating: 5/5

"The tree was a prize specimen. I have had many trees from elsewhere but this one came out tops. The top has three main spread branch stems and it has no errant or rootstock suckers. There are plenty of buds; showing a healthy lively tree. Time will tell how well it reacts to the first growing season."

Reviewed Friday, 3 February 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Tree looked in good condition."

Reviewed Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Rating: 2/5

"DAMAGED ON ARRIVAL NO OFFER OF REPACEMENT WOULD NOT USE AGAIN"

Reviewed Monday, 30 November 2015

Answer from Primrose: "Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, we do require images of damaged plants before we can issue either a replacement or refund."
Rating: 5/5

"The little cherry tree is gorgeous - I'm thrilled with it. It's a good size and really healthy, and is just starting to open its buds. It was well wrapped and had good protective cardboard wrapping. Really pleased."

Reviewed Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Good looking tree. Still early days lets hope it does well."

Reviewed Monday, 30 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"WELL PACKAGED AND AS DESCRIBED. THANK YOU."

Reviewed Saturday, 28 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Great cherry tree really good condition, clean and healthy very pleased."

Reviewed Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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