Cherry Tree 'Sunburst' - 9L Pot

Code: TR0116
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Cherry Tree 'Sunburst' - 9L Pot

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
  • 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
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Green in spring/summer, red/orange in autumn
  • Approx. Growth Height: 4m
  • Rootstock: Colt - Semi-Vigorous/li>
  • Flowering Period: Spring (April - May)
  • Harvesting Period: July-August
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Uses: Eating fresh, cooking, baking
  • Self pollinating: Yes - (see 'Pollination' section below)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height in 20-50 years
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
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.

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 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. 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.


 
Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"Prompt delivery and tree arrived safely."

Reviewed Monday, 25 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent quality tree and properly packed for long distance delivery."

Reviewed Monday, 4 September 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy tree, timely delivery"

Reviewed Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Rating: 5/5

"good quality tree and was delivered within about three days thankyou"

Reviewed Sunday, 27 August 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Very nice tree. I hope the cherries are abundant!"

Reviewed Thursday, 3 August 2017

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Taller than expected, but looks good"

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Rating: 4/5

"Good"

Reviewed Saturday, 15 August 2015

Rating: 4/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Thursday, 28 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"The tree was in good condition"

Reviewed Sunday, 10 May 2015

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