Lapins, Rainier and Black Tartarian are available on a Zaiger dwarf rootstock and can be maintained at 8 to 10 ft. Compact Stella, Evans Bali, and North Star are naturally dwarfing trees. Vandalay, Sam and Van are on Gisela 5 dwarfing rootstock and semi-dwarfing Colt rootstock. All other Cherry Trees are budded on semi dwarfing Colt rootstock, giving a tree 20-25 ft. if left unpruned. With summer pruning it can be kept at any height. This rootstock induces early fruiting and productivity. It is resistant to bacterial canker and will tolerate clay soils.
Plant availability by Season
Winter / Spring
The main commercial dark sweet cherry. Considered the standard for excellence in flavor since the 1850's. Susceptible to cracking and bacterial canker in wetter climates, Bing cherry is best in hot dry regions such as Eastern Washington.
Bright yellow skin and flesh, cracking resistant, productive small fruit with a uniquely good tangy flavor. The yellow fruit of Gold Cherry is generally less attractive to birds and this is among the hardiest of all sweet cherries, surviving -30F. Zone 4-8.
Standard cherry rootstock for sweet, tart and flowering cherries. Hardy and widely adapted, drought tolerant, and well anchored. Resistant to root rot and nematodes. Mazzard Cherry Rootstock makes a large tree so it will require annual pruning to keep it to an easily harvestable size. Excellent for bird food planting. The wood also has timber value. Zone 4-8.