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Could someone help me select a Cherry Tree for these conditions?

Posted by njbiology Zone 7(/6b); NJ (My Page) on
Sun, May 11, 08 at 21:59


Can someone help me select a Cherry Tree which is:

*Grows to UNDER 20 Wide
*Edible, sweet; not a pie cherry.
*Appropriate for USDA zone 6: New Jersey
*Will fruit in mostly shade


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RE: Could someone help me select a Cherry Tree for these conditio

Your main options for your first 4 requirements are Stella and Lapins. However, I don't think you can produce adequate fruit w/o at least 6 hours of sun (and you may need even more than that). You might be able to monitor your site and pick a spot where a Lapins on a highly dwarfing Gisela rootstock might get enough sun. Although, depending on your site limitations, a taller tree might get you more sun.

Please note that I've done a lot of reading on cherries, but I'm not an expert by any means.

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