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. 

If you require a smaller tree then look for the rootstock Gisela 5 which reaches around 3 metres when mature and only the varieties Regina, Stella, Sunburst and Morello are grown on this rootstock.

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.

Sunburst

Cherry Fruit Trees | Pollination group C

Sweet Cherry Sunburst - Very large near black fruit, self fertile. This sweet cherry is very similar to Stella in growth habit but the fruit is darker in colour. Gorgeous flavour. Picking time July. 

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Rootstock Description Price Availability QTY
Gisela 5 Patio Bush - 11.5 Litre £36.00 3 Available
Colt 2 Year Bush - 10 Litre £30.00 36 Available

8 Jun 17 | Deborah Williams

The Sunburst Cherry Colt arrived well packaged and in good condition (April 2017). It's a healthy and well sized young tree. I kept it watered in the pot while we had very dry weather and it was not adversely affected. Excellent product and service.

14 Mar 17 | david davison

again good service and delivery, the sunburst cherry Gisela 5 looking good have not planted yet,thank you blackmoor for the high service you give.

19 Dec 16 | Cat

Nicely packaged, roots intact and moist still. I look forward to fan training this tree.

14 May 16 | K Cork

Fast delivery and well packaged, I'm really happy with this cherry tree, it had lots of buds and is now covered in healthy leaves, looking forward to some cherries in the summer!

13 Apr 16 | Ali Croucher

Arrived in good condition. Very pleased. Blackmoor always top quality trees

25 Mar 16 | Priya

Beautiful healthy cherry tree in excellent condition covered in buds. Arrived well packaged and within a couple of days of ordering. This is the second time I have ordered from Blackmoor and will definitely do so again.

28 Jan 16 | Ralph

Lovely looking cherry tree, very well packed and delivered within 2 days of ordering. Also a very prompt reply to a query. I will definitely order again.

22 Dec 15 | V Valrayan

Beautiful strong tree, would have liked the branches to be more even as it is slightly lopsided with one less that has be pruned off on one side so it is not symmetrical. Otherwise very pleased every time I walk past it.

15 Dec 15 | kathy

excellent service the trees arrived well packed and in good condition.

27 Feb 15 | Dawnmarie

I come back to Blackmoors time and time again because the fruit stock is second to none; the customer service is excellent; the packaging is sturdy; despatch is swift ie a few days rather than weeks. Again, this Sunburst I have just received is one fine specimen. Thankyou so much everyone at Blackmoors. I love my tree!

1 Jan 15 | Ali canak

Excellent healthy tree delivered speedily and very well packaged. Superb service as usual.

2 Nov 14 | Emma Tillyard

Four our 5th wedding anniversary (“wood”), we ordered two espalier apple trees – Bountiful and Braeburn, and a fan trained Sunburst cherry. I’d phoned Blackmoor nurseries to ask advice about pollinating groups and the very helpful lady there steered me in the right direction. They arrived within just a few days, carefully packaged and looking beautifully strong and healthy. Our families came to help us plant them as a little wedding anniversary celebration and they look stunning, with their obvious good health and striking architectural shape. The Bountiful is so happy it’s sprouted some new leaves, even though it’s the beginning of winter! We only have a small garden so these espaliers are ideal against our fences and give an elegant, formal look to the garden. We look forward to the fruit, and in the meantime they already give lots of pleasure just by looking attractive.

29 Aug 14 | Nick Roberts

I've had this variety before from elsewhere, I paid more for it and the quality of the tree was nowhere near that of the one you sent. The flavour is amazing. I have been so pleased with the service, the trees were all excellent and very well packed to ensure they arrived in tip top condition. I've bought another this year as I am a sucker for cherries. Many thanks.

24 Oct 13 | Diane Essex

A beautiful 2 year Sunburst Colt arrived for me today, fabulous condition and well packed. Thank you.

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