A guide to choosing the right size

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready.

Any Bare Root fruit trees - Availability means available for supply from Nov to April.

Any Container grown fruit trees - Availability means available for supply now. 

Fruit trees are grafted onto rootstocks. Rootstocks come in 5 sizes (2 for Cherries) see the chart below, all of our trees are labelled using these codes.

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Until quite recently there was no point in trying to grow a sweet cherry in an average sized garden. The introduction of colt rootstock in the late 70's enables trees to be maintained at 4 metres. 

Bare Root = Field grown trees that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April
10 Litre = Container grown and can be planted all year round. The size refers to the number of litres of compost that the container holds.
1 Year Maiden = A one year old tree and the size depends on the variety but in general they will be 125cm in height and will have some side branches.
2 Year Bush = A two year old tree that has been pruned back in the first winter to form a bush shape. Generally trees will be 150-175cm in height with multiple side branches. 

 

situation

Plant trees or bushes in a sunny site with good air circulation and average to rich, well-drained soil. They prefer a soil pH of between 6.0 and 6.8 (slightly acidic).

Avoid low areas where frost and standing water can be a problem (especially for sweet types) or sites where cherries, peaches or plums have grown previously.

Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. If you have no other Cherry tree close by then select two varieties in the same group or the adjoining group ie group B and D will pollinate group C as will any others in group C. Some varieties are self fertile.

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delivery charges

Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. A delivery charge of £8.50 is for all single tree orders. £10.00 if more than one tree except in the case of the Espalier and Fan trained trees where this charge is a maximum of £40.00. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Stella (AGM)

Cherry Fruit Trees | Pollination group B | Award of Garden Merit

Sweet Cherry Stella - The number one choice for garden use. An exceptional self fertile, sweet cherry with large dark red or black fruit. White flowers appear in mid spring, followed by delicious, juicy cherries which are ready for picking in late July. An early and prolific cropper that also makes a good pollinator for other cherries. Picking time late July. Protect the fruits from the birds.

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Rootstock Description Price Availability QTY
Colt 2 Year Bush - 10 Litre £30.00 26 Available
Colt 2 Year Bush Bare Root £22.80 244 Available
Colt 1 Year Maiden Bare Root £17.50 48 Available
Colt Fan Trained - 10 Litre £54.00 35 Available

28 Oct 16 | John MacMillan

I ordered a fan trained cherry tree on Monday morning and Wednesday morning it was delivered, it was well packaged and healthy, delivery was first class. I have previously ordered from Blackmoor and would have no hesitation in ordering from them again. I have never been disappointed with anything from Blackmoor. Many thanks to all involved.

27 Apr 16 | Lynda

Nice shaped 2 yr potted bush received. Well packed in a big cardboard box. Ordered Mon and delivered on Wed !

20 May 15 | Alice

I was extremely pleased when this tree arrived with lovely plump buds. That was earlier this year and since then it has had lots of blossum and fruit is now developing. Delivery was promt as usual with well packaged plants.

5 Oct 14 | antonis

I planted the 1 year maiden tree on the most difficult place of my land.In summer the temperature is hovering to 38c-40c.I could water it every 7-10 days with 18Lt of water.Stella remained healthy with good growth.Blackmoor quality.Falaisia Arkadia.Greece

17 Jul 14 | Adelle

Arrived well packaged and staked. Plant in brilliant health with leaves and new growth. Brilliant stock well worth it.

24 Feb 14 | Wayne newson

Recently purchased my cherry tree from blackmoor and was very pleased with the quality of the tree I received. I work as a commercial landscaper with Gavin Jones and deal with quality trees every day. Highly recommend blackmoors trees.

21 Feb 14 | Dawn M

Bought in previous years and trained into an espalier. Had loads of cherries last year which tasted amazing,

12 Jan 14 | Richard Harrington

I ordered 3 of these cherry trees plus an assortment of 12 more trees over the Christmas period. They arrived less than a week after the end of the break in perfect condition, the roots still damp from being lifted in the nursery. They are all planted now and I am throughly satisfied

3 Jan 14 | Nicola Hardie

Yet again, prompt delivery and well packaged healthy looking fruit tree. I wouldn't consider sourcing fruit trees from any other establishment.

3 Dec 12 | Celia

My cherry tree has arrived well and in time to celebrate my birthday on Monday! Thank you very much. It was well packed and looks wonderful. I'm also moved to hear about your project in Africa. Well done! I shall recommend you and will be back for more fruit trees and other. Merry X-mas and happy new year to you all.

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