BRIGHT RED, SOUR TASTING FRUITS SIT ON GLOSSY GREEN FOLIAGE
- Glossy green foliage arrives in late spring as fruits begin to form
- Bright red, sour cherries ripen in June alongside beautiful white blooms
- Grown on a semi-dwarf rootstock
- As self-fertile cherry variety it can produce fruits being planted alone, although its harvest will be much more abundant planted in pairs or with a compatible cherry variety
- Perfect for pies, or to can and preserve
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Mature Height: 12-15' tall
- Mature Width: 12-15' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 12-15' apart
Why plant Montmorency Sour Cherry?
This tart cherry is absolutely delicious in pies and jams. Its fruit, which ripens in June, is bright red with yellow flesh, and it stays bright red when dried or frozen. You can also expect beautiful white flowers during the summer months!
The Montmorency Sour Cherry achieved its name by the location it was developed, in the Montmorency Valley in France. Cultivated in the late 17th century, this sour cherry variety continues to be the most popular sour cherry in the world, accounting for more than 95% if all sour cherry production.
How to use Montmorency Sour Cherry in the landscape?
As a self-fertile cherry tree, this can produce fruit even if it's planted alone - although, if you want the best bang for your buck, we always recommend planting two! You may see some fruit on your stand alone Montmorency, but a Montmorency planted with a partner will produce a magnificent harvest of sour tasting fruits! Better yet, it also has the most gorgeous bloom! Plant for fruit, or plant for beauty! No matter where this gorgeous tree ends up in your landscape, you and the birds will be happy!
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
How To Plant Montmorency Sour Cherry
As a relatively easy tree to grow, the Montmorency will do best in a full sun location and with well draining soil, but don't forget how widely adaptable it truly is! In the first season you may not see a large fruit production, although planting with a pair and giving it time to establish will ensure that you see a great harvest in the next summer season! If you'd like to keep those sour fruits away from birds, aphids, caterpillars, slug worms, and many more critters, we absolutely recommend getting yours on a regular spray schedule!
How To Water
Water deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during prolonged dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established. It is essential to water your cherry tree 2-3 times a week, applying the water slowly to go deeper to the root system.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
For shape training and maintaining a great yield of fruit, prune regularly in early to mid spring. Once well trained, prune after the fruiting season.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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