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Cherry 'Summer Sun' on Colt | Prunus avium - Semi-Dwarfing - 160-170cm - 12lt

Cherry 'Summer Sun' on Colt | Prunus avium - Semi-Dwarfing - 160-170cm - 12lt

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Prunus avium ‘Summer Sun’ is a compact, medium-sized, moderately vigorous, deciduous cherry tree of upright, spreading habit, dark green leaves, abundance of fragrant, white flowers in spring, and a great crop of tasty, dark red cherries in summer. The cherries are large, not too firm, not too soft, with excellent taste. Sweet Cherry 'Summer Sun' grows best in average, moderately fertile, loamy, sandy, medium moisture, well-drained soils and thrives in full sun. Doesn’t tolerate too wet or waterlogged soils. It is resistant to frost but needs to be sheltered from harsh winds. Late frosts may damage the flower buds. A partially self-pollinating variety, but it requires a pollinator. Low maintenance plant. Prunus avium ‘Summer Sun’ is primarily grown for its sweet cherries. It is a reliable producer of a good amount of fruit, but it also looks lovely in small, informal and cottage gardens. Great as a specimen plant, in beds and borders and wall-side borders.

Colt rootstock is a popular choice for cherry trees, offering a semi-dwarfing size that reaches about 70-80% the height of standard cherry trees. It's well-suited for heavier soils, providing good anchorage and resistance to bacterial canker. Colt enhances the tree's longevity and supports robust fruit yields, making it ideal for various cherry cultivars.

  • Common Name

    Sweet Cherry 'Summer Sun'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    fragrant, white flowers

  • Foliage

    dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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