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A guide to choosing the right size

Fruit trees for sale | Cherry Trees.

Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Cherry fruit trees direct from our Nursery. 

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 May.

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

How tall will my Cherry tree grow? 

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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Gisela 5 - Rootstock for Cherry trees.
Dwarfing, Approximate height 2.5-3 metres when mature.

Colt - Rootstock for Cherry trees.
Semi dwarfing, Approximate height 3-4 metres when mature.

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 140-160cm in height with multiple side branches. This height guide is an end of summer height.

Fan trained Cherry - Trees grow to an eventual height of around 2 m (7 ft). Although the shortest of all the forms, they will grow to a width of around 3 m and are really only a practical proposition when grown against a wall but please bear in mind that only Cherry Morello can be grown successfully on a north-facing wall or fence.  



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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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 £9.95 is for all single tree orders. £11.40 if more than one tree. £15.00 charge for larger orders except in the case of the Espalier Fans and Step Over trained trees where this charge is between 40.00 - £57.00 depending on the delivery location. 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.

Morello (AGM)

Cherry Fruit Trees | Pollination group B | Award of Garden Merit | Morello Cherry Fruit Trees For Sale | Buy Online

Acid Cooking Cherry Morello fruit trees - Smaller than its sweet cousins, the Morello cherry is self fertile and crops heavily in most parts of the country. Morello cherry tolerates colder and wetter conditions than the sweet cherries. The cherries are pickable from the time their skin is dark red. At this stage, Morello cherries are sour and should be cooked (they make great cherry jam). However if a Morello cherry is left on the tree into August (by which time its skin will be practically black) it will be edible off the tree in the same way that a tart eating apple is.

Size and shape of Morello cherry trees for sale below.

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3 May 19 | Anon

Ordered 3-yr bush and a couple of months later in a big pot, it's covered in blossom and is a really good size. Very happy.

25 Apr 16 | Lynda

Arrived within a couple of days of ordering. Nice bushy strong looking 2 year old tree. What more can I say ?

10 Nov 15 | John Reed

I have an 'en suite' orchard of 20 apple and pear trees and 6 sweet cherry trees all purchased from Blackmoor in the last 10 years. The plants always arrive excellent condition and at the time indicated. All 13 different varieties of trees have been very productive, especially this year, and, I'm sure this also will be equally true of my new fan-trained morello cherry. It is an excellent specimen which arrived today in perfect 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 Morello I have just received is one fine specimen. Thankyou so much everyone at Blackmoors. I love my tree!

21 Feb 15 | Lieven

Very nice 2 year old tree well received. Looks very healthy, cant wait for spring to come!

29 Aug 14 | Nick Roberts

This tree arrived in wonderful condition and such a great shape too. The tree has done incredibly well through 2 growing seasons now and I have to say I am delighted with thee quality from you. Will definitely be back for all my fruit, Thank you

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