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Sunburst Cherry Trees


Collection of orders by arrangement preferred but online orders also accepted for despatch usually within 5-7 working days.


Black fruited
Self fertile
Frost hardy / reliable
Easy to Grow
Good against wall

We were pleased to be the first to introduce this superb new variety in 1988. The first ever sweet black cherry, that is self fertile and can be grown on its own with no other pollinator required, Sunburst is quite superb. The large, black, juicy fruits have a gorgeous flavour, and the crop is heavy. The growth habit is similar to Stella and makes a good, easy to manage tree. Ripening in early July, Sunburst really is going to be a superb variety for garden culture. Raised by the same research team as Stella, the first self fertile, dark red cherry Sunburst, with those luscious black fruits, is going to be even better. Perfect for the one tree garden. Very heavy cropping, good split resistance. Highly recommended.
Sunburst can be grown in all the usual ways, as a dwarf bush tree on Gisela 5 stock - ideal for the smaller garden border or in a 24" container. 'Colt' gives a more vigorous tree suited to larger lawn or orchard. Sunburst may be grown against a sunny wall and fan trained; or why not try a space-saving 'Supercolumn' tree which is happy with just 18" of space, in the garden border or container. You can make your selection of which Sunburst tree to grow from the drop-down menu, scroll down until you see the ideal tree for your garden

Sunburst Cherry Trees

For an explanation of the various rootstocks and choices available click here

Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.