Sunburst cherry trees

Sunburst cherry tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (late July)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Pollination partners

Sunburst is a good modern self-fertile cherry variety, with delicate flesh, and a good sweet mild cherry flavour. It is also easy to pick the large fruits.

It can be considered an improved version of the popular Stella cherry, to which it is closely related and shares many of its good qualities.

Sunburst cherry trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - Gisela 5 rootstock £35.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Colt rootstock £35.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard premium - 12l pot - Colt rootstock £38.45 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Gisela 5 rootstock £19.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Colt rootstock £19.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - Colt rootstock £28.45
Large  (3.5m - 4.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - Colt rootstock £30.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Sunburst

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Fruit splitting: Some resistance?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Canada
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

Pollination guide for Sunburst

Sunburst is in flowering group 4. Sunburst is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Sunburst cherry trees

Sunburst is a precocious cherry variety, and starts bearing fruit within 2-4 years.

Historical details

Sunburst was developed by the Summerland research station in British Columbia, Canada and released in 1965. It is a cross between Van and Stella.

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Sunburst'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.