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Napoleon Royal Ann Sweet Cherry Tree

(5 customer reviews)


Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Sensational for fresh eating and canning.

Also called Napoleon, Royal Ann, Royal Anne, Queen Anne

The tree is nicely shaped and is a vigorous grower, producing large crops of golden cherries with an intense red cheek, firm texture and true sweet-cherry deliciousness. Great for fresh eating and canning—you can even make your own Maraschino cherries! Originated as Napoleon Bigarreau in Iowa, about 1847. Ripens in late June.

Pollinator required: Choose another sweet cherry variety.
Note: Napoleon Royal Ann will not cross-pollinate with Bing, Lambert, or Emperor Francis.


Bloom ColorWhite,Cream
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeMedium-Large
Soil CompositionLoamy
TasteRich, juicy, sweet
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear3-6
Hardiness Zone Range4-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  4.5 – 5.5 m tall x 4.5 – 5.5 m wide (15 – 18′ tall x 15 – 18′ wide)
Dwarf  2.5 – 3 m tall x 2.5 – 4 m wide (8 – 14′ tall x 8 – 14′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 5.5 – 4.5 m (15 – 18′)
Dwarf 2.5 – 4 m (8 – 14′)

Ship Height

Supreme, Semi-dwarf Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.
Supreme, Dwarf Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinator: Van Sweet, Stella Sweet, Rainier Sweet, Sam Sweet, Ulster Sweet

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5 reviews for Napoleon Royal Ann Sweet Cherry Tree

  1. Randall Akulick

    The first of my three bare root Stark Supreme Napoleon Queen Ann trees arrived in 2018 with a jelly oozing out all over the 7/8″ stalk. I went ahead and planted it in a container of potting soil, but kept it separated from my other plants. It never made any leaves and eventually dried up. I burned the dead plant to be sure whatever it had couldn’t affect my other cherry trees and phoned Stark. I was given a Hedelfingen Sweet Cherry as a replacement which has survived well. A year later, I purchased two more Stark Supreme Napoleon Queen Ann trees. Those two were also bare root and had nothing oozing from them. They immediately began growing quickly after planting in large pots of potting soil as is my custom for all new plants. They grew well and I planted them in the ground alongside my other cherry trees in 2020. They grew well in the ground and their growth reached up about 8-10 feet that year. This spring they made a number of blooms but made no cherries. They have grown much taller this year and I expect they will bloom more prolifically in the coming year – possibly producing some cherries. The most care I have given them since planting in the field has only been removing the lower limbs. I did protect them from the deer and rabbits with a five foot wire fence around each when I planted them in the field – as is my habit. The deer are really very destructive here. Many of my other Stark Supreme bare root cherry trees are now in their third and fourth years – and they also made some blooms this year. This coming year the blooming cherry trees should really look nice around my home – I just hope the birds leave most of the cherries for picking.

  2. Allan R.

    I got this cherry variety a couple of months ago in perfect conditions. (Like always). Did my research, followed instructions and my cherry tree is leafing currently. I have a Stella cherry tree and Montmorency to pollinate. Can’t wait to see the progress this year.


    Thank this tree is doing great. I will definitely be getting another next year. A pie cherry.

  4. Ken Ken

    Not sure what it is about the spot I have tried to grow 3 Cherry trees in, but nothing makes it more than a few months. This one died but looked good on arrival and looked good for about a month before it met the fate of others planted in that spot. Planted another 25 feet away and its doing fine.

  5. Irina Pank

    First year nothing happened, no growth, no branches just a few leaves on a stem itself, I thought it didn’t make it but despite we had a very cold winter this year in Long Island that stick woke up this spring, added number of short branches, full of leaves and some blooms. Happy ;)))

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