- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Mature Height: 12-15' tall
- Mature Width: 10-12' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 10-12' apart
A WHIMSICAL, ROSY-GOLD SWEET CHERRY
- Pearly, white flowers arrive in Spring - before red-blushed yellow fruits fill the branches at the peak of summer
- Long green leaves dangle from the smooth branches giving off a quite dreamy appearance
- Providing an exceptionally sweet fruit, these cherries are perfect for eating straight off the tree
- The luminous cherries carry a high price on the market; all the more reason to grow them at home and save a bundle
- Even as a self pollinating fruit tree, these beauties will pollinate any other sweet cherry you have that are blooming
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Whitegold Sweet Cherry Bare Root?
Is there any prettier picture than the snow white blossoms of a Whitegold® Cherry Tree announcing the arrival of spring? Only the red-blushed yellow fruits of a Whitegold® Cherry Tree celebrating the arrival of summer! Get two seasons of drama for your landscape and lots of tasty, wholesome snacking from this special yellow-fruited Cherry Tree from Cornell University. Whitegold® cherries are sweet and luscious—perfect for eating straight off the tree. These beautiful rosy-gold cherries fetch a high price at the market; you can grow them at home and save a bundle. And in the spring you get cherry blossoms, too!
Whitegold® Cherry (a.k.a. ‘Newfane’ Cherry) emerged from a fruit tree breeding program at the New York State Agricultural Extension Station in Geneva. One of the researchers’ goals was to produce a self-pollinating yellow Cherry Tree; existing yellow cherries needed another variety growing nearby in order for fruit to form. In 1975, they crossed Emperor Francis, a red-blushed gold variety that could not pollinate itself, with Stella, a red variety that was self-fertile. From the 433 seedlings that resulted from the pairing, they selected one which inherited both the gold color and self-fertility from its parents. Whitegold® Cherry was introduced by Cornell University in 2001.
How to use in the landscape?
The Whitegold® Sweet Cherry Tree blooms midseason, before Blackgold® Cherry and at about the same time as most other Sweet Cherry Trees. The blossoms, which are quickly mobbed by happy honey bees, will pollinate any other Sweet Cherry Trees you have that are blooming and in need of a partner. Whitegold®, of course, pollinates itself and will set loads of delicious cherries on an annual basis as long as its needs are met.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
How To Plant
Growing perfect cherries can be rather challenging, as there are several pest and disease issues to look out for. Good cultural practices will help keep your Whitegold® Cherry healthy and resilient. Give your tree as much sun as possible in a site with good air circulation and soil that is fertile and well drained.
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. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
How Does Shipping Work?
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.