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Celeste Cherry Tree

Eating Cherry Trees

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Cherry Celeste is an attractive compact cherry tree producing pretty white flowers followed by large, tasty, dark-red fruits. The cherries of this early season Cherry tree can be picked around early June. Due to its compact habit, Cherry Celeste is ideal for pot growing or small spaces and as it's self fertile, you only need one tree.

AKA Sweet Cherry 'Celeste'

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Variety Root Type Age/Size Rootstock Price Qty Basket
Cherry Celeste Tree Cherry Celeste Tree
12L pot 2 year old / 120-150cm Colt (semi-vigorous) £42.99 (VAT Free)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Celeste Cherry Trees

Celeste Cherry trees should be spaced according to their rootstock, for example a Colt (semi-vigorous) rootstock will require approx. 4 metres between trees, whereas a Gisela 5 (dwarf) rootstock will require approx. 3 metres between trees. Our pot grown cherry trees can be planted at any time of the year, whereas bare root cherry trees need to be planted between November and March.

When planting pot grown cherry trees, prepare the site by removing all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2-3x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole, especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting fruit trees using a stake and tie and a rabbit guard.

The Cherry Tree Planting & Care guide has further information and videos.

Watering & Aftercare For Celeste Cherry Trees

If you’re planting in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Keep an eye on young fruit trees and adjust watering as required. To check if the soil requires further water, dig a finger down into the soil, a few centimetres, and if the soil feels even slightly moist, it does not need further watering. If it feels dry, water and repeat this test again. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice For Celeste Cherry Trees

Prune Celeste Cherry trees for the first few years after planting to ensure a healthy, natural shape with a strong branch structure. Your tree should have one central leader and several side shoots. Straight after planting, trim the main stem back to approximately 120cm and the remove the lowest laterals, allowing at least 50cm of clear stem. Carry out this formative pruning in early spring.

To maintain a strong branch structure, you should aim to have 7 or 8 main branches which are well spaced, allowing enough light and air inside the canopy.  Stone fruit trees, such as cherries should be pruned in summer when they are stronger and less susceptible to disease. During summer, prune any crossing, damaged or diseased branches, all the while, making sure the overall form of your tree is balanced and attractive.

Celeste Cherry Tree (Eating Cherry Trees) Description

  • Use: Eating
  • Cropping period: Early-Mid season (Early June)
  • Heritage: Canada 1990
  • Pollination group: B Self fertile
  • Height in 10 years*: Colt 4-5m or much smaller if grown in a container

*This is an indication of the un-pruned height of this variety of cherry tree on the different rootstocks in 10 years. Variations on these heights will occur when different factors are introduced such as planting position, pruning, geography etc.