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
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.
White Rose of Piedmont, the traditional variety used to make maraschino cherries from Northern Italy. Bianco Rosato di Piemonte Cherry may require cross pollination with another cherry variety. Zone 5-9.
Large black, bing-like fruit has a delicious flavor and is crack resistant. Lapins Cherry is a Canadian variety of sweet cherry, a cross of Van and Stella. Late ripening and self fertile. On Gisela Dwarf rootstock resulting in an 8-10 foot tree if unpruned. Zone 5-9.