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Stardust Coveu Cherry Tree

Eating Cherry Trees
  • £69.99 (VAT Free)
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The deliciously sweet tasting cherries of Stardust Coveu have white flesh with red-flushed skin. They are rarely found in shops due to ease of bruising, so this is a great variety to grow at home or in an allotment. Stardust Coveu Cherry is the first self-fertile white cherry tree and the fruits also benefit from good resistance to splitting.

These large, sweet eating cherries ripen towards the end of July and can also be used in cooking. Stardust Coveu was developed in Canada in 2002. Plant in a sunny position

AKA Sweet Cherry 'Stardust Coveu', Prunus avium 'Stardust Coveu'

  • Latin: Prunus avium 'Stardust Coveu'
  • Use: Eating Cherry
  • Cropping period: Mid/late
  • Heritage: Surrey 1931
  • Pollination group: Self fertile
  • Height in 10 years*: Gisela 5 (dwarf) 3-4m, Colt (semi vigorous) 4-5m

*Indication of the un-pruned height of this cherry tree variety on different rootstocks in 10 years. Variations will occur due to position, pruning etc.

Planting Advice for Stardust Coveu Cherry Trees

Stardust Coveu 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, remove 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 fruit trees establish more effectively, sprinkle rootgrow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting Merton Glory cherry trees with a stake and tie to ensure the roots are well anchored. The Cherry Tree Planting & Care guide has further information and videos.

Watering & Aftercare For Stardust Coveu Cherry Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for several growing seasons and if needed, use a rabbit guard.

Top tip: To check if the soil requires further water, dig a finger into the soil a few centimetres. If the soil feels even slightly moist, it does not need further watering. If it feels dry, water and repeat this test again.

Pruning Advice For Stardust Coveu Cherry Trees

Prune Eating 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, aim to have 7 or 8 main branches which are well spaced, allowing enough light and air inside the canopy. Prune any crossing, damaged or diseased branches, whilst making sure the overall form of your tree is balanced and attractive. Stone fruit trees, such as cherries should be pruned in summer when they are stronger and less susceptible to disease.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

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

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The rootstock of a tree defines the height that it will eventually reach. All fruit trees can be pruned to control their height but it is advisable to choose a rootstock most suited to your needs in the first instance.

Colt (semi-vigorous)
4-5 metres (13-16feet) in 10 years - ideal for smaller orchards and individual specimens.

Gisela 5 (dwarf)
3 metres (10 feet) in 10 years - ideal for smaller gardens as specimen trees, patio growing and suited fan training.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification rootstock Root type typePrice Quantity Qty
Stardust Coveu Cherry Tree rootstock: Gisela 5 (dwarf) Root type: 12L pot* type: 2 year old tree / 120-150cm Stardust Coveu Cherry Tree Price £69.99 (VAT Free)
Gisela 5 (dwarf) 12L pot* 2 year old tree / 120-150cm £69.99 (VAT Free)
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