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Prunus avium 'Stella' (Cherry 'Stella')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Stella'

Other names

Cherry 'Stella', Wild cherry 'Stella'

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Variety or Cultivar

'Stella' _ 'Stella' is an upright, deciduous fruit tree with ovate to oblong, toothed, dark green leaves turning orange and red in autumn and nodding, white flowers in mid-spring followed by large, glossy, edible, dark red fruit ready for harvest in midsummer.


Prunus avium 'Stella' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Aphids Leaf mining moths , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Aphids

Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in midsummer in areas where silver leaf is a problem. Train fan-trained trees in spring with routine pruning in summer during fruit harvest.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Prunus avium 'Stella' (Cherry 'Stella') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained or moist but well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Best if fan-trained so they can be netted to avoid bird damage. Self-fertile. Rootstock determines final height. Fruit tends to split in wet weather.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Prunus avium 'Stella'

Other names

Cherry 'Stella', Wild cherry 'Stella'

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Variety or Cultivar

'Stella' _ 'Stella' is an upright, deciduous fruit tree with ovate to oblong, toothed, dark green leaves turning orange and red in autumn and nodding, white flowers in mid-spring followed by large, glossy, edible, dark red fruit ready for harvest in midsummer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Aphids

Specific diseases

Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Prune in midsummer in areas where silver leaf is a problem. Train fan-trained trees in spring with routine pruning in summer during fruit harvest.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Prunus avium 'Stella' (Cherry 'Stella') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained or moist but well drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Best if fan-trained so they can be netted to avoid bird damage. Self-fertile. Rootstock determines final height. Fruit tends to split in wet weather.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Prunus avium 'Stella' (Cherry 'Stella')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Prunus avium 'Stella' (Cherry 'Stella')

Common pest name

Chlorotic leafroll of apricot; Chlorotic leafroll of nectarine; Chlorotic leafroll of peach; Decline of Japanese plum; Decline of peach; Dieback of apricot; European stone fruit yellows; European yellows of peach; Italian rosette of peach; Leptonecrosis of plum; MoliĀŠres disease of cherry; Vein clearing of peach; Vein enlargement of peach

Scientific pest name

Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum

Type

Phytoplasma

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

EU regulation appears satisfactory for UK; willing to participate in future review of EU listing.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Prunus avium 'Stella' (Cherry 'Stella')

Common pest name

Peach red-necked longhorn; Plum and peach longhorn; red-necked longhorn

Scientific pest name

Aromia bungii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A pest mainly of Prunus previously intercepted in the UK on wooden packaging imported from China. There have been longstanding outbreaks of the pest in Italy; a source of significant trade in plants for instant landscapes; and also findings in Germany. The UK will press for early EU regulation and consider UK national measures if risk increases.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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My Cherry treee is a very odd shape...I think I have messed up my pruning..:(

Hi I planted a Stella Cherry tree last year. It was supposed to be miniature root stock but it grew really tall so I cut it back quite hard in the spring and now is looks weird. It has a set of… read more

green slime!

What is the odd dark green slime that grows on the bark? Since it turned up a few years ago the fruit withers before it ripens. I wanna kill it, any ideas? (the tree is about 15 yrs and used to… read more

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