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Stella Sweet Cherry Tree

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A productive, self-pollinating fruit tree for cherry lovers! 

In the spring, the Stella Sweet Cherry tree has a showy display of soft white blossoms that give way to deep red, heart-shaped cherries for a summer harvest. It grows quickly in a variety of conditions and enjoys mild summers.  

Expect large harvests from this fast-growing tree. The dark cherries are crack-resistant and are often used for canning, freezing, and especially for fresh eating. 

The Stella Cherry tree was developed at the Summerland Research Station in Summerland, British Columbia. The introduction of ‘Stella’ in 1968 was significant, as it was the first self-fertile sweet cherry cultivar with good fruit quality. This cherry tree has shown moderate disease resistance as well. 


Bloom ColorWhite
Bloom TimeMid
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeLarge
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained-Average Moistness
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear4-7
Hardiness Zone Range5-8

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)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 5.5 – 4.5 m (15 – 18′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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157 reviews for Stella Sweet Cherry Tree

  1. Marilyn Thornbery

    i have a few of these trees, and the cherries are awesome.

  2. Nirvana Eveningred

    I have ordered over 100 items from this company. The customer service has been great! I have only had to get one replacement plant and it was a nice hassle free process. I like that they care many dwarf fruit trees to pick from.

  3. Andre Vornbrock

    I’m happy with this variety, it has fruited fast and with the low chill hours (relatively) we get here in Dallas I think it’s a winner. Of the other 6 or so varieties I bought, only one other even flowered and didn’t produce fruit.So I kept Stella! Others may work out if you give them a longer establishment time or have different chill hours or better soil. Mine is terrible clay.

  4. Carik Riggs

    I planted this tree last spring. The tree froze back over the winter and is just starting to grow up from the ground. I cannot give a reliable review at this time.

  5. Melvin James

    Thriving and consistent new growth I put it in the ground pre spring of this year all I can say is that it is healthy and happy here.

  6. Jeffrey Ford

    Planted in so-so soil two years ago. Healthy, a few blossoms, no fruit yet

  7. Jim Barr

    .i have tried 4 or 5 times to grow sweet cherry trees and the same thing happens each time, the top grafted portion of the tree dies and the bottom root grows fine. I have no problem with sour cherry varieties, but the sweet cherries always die off.

  8. Leah Barkman

    We bought this 2 years ago (2014), and we are still waiting. It was suppose to already be a somewhat established tree, but apparently was not as old originally as we thought. Nursed it through an attack of Japanese beetles and ants last year… had a =few= blooms on it FINALLY his year and hoping to see some fruit come summer.

  9. Kathleen Kathleen

    This tree did not survive the Summer. I planted it right away as I have all my other trees and it is dead.

  10. Dan Bickerstaff

    Had some doubts with what I was sent, looked like a stick! After 2 years, its filling out nicely and even has a few cherries on it!

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