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Cherry 'Sunburst' on Colt | Prunus Avium - Semi-Dwarfing - 160-170cm - 12lt

Cherry 'Sunburst' on Colt | Prunus Avium - Semi-Dwarfing - 160-170cm - 12lt

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The Cherry 'Sunburst' grafted onto Colt rootstock is a distinguished fruit tree, valued for its prolific production of large, sweet, dark-red to near-black cherries, popular in culinary applications for their rich flavor. The 'Sunburst' variety is known for its self-fertility and is often praised for its excellent, robust yields and resilience to variable climates.

Colt rootstock is esteemed in horticulture for its compatibility with various cherry varieties, offering enhanced vigor and adaptability to less-than-ideal soil conditions, including those of poor drainage and fertility. It’s specifically chosen for its ability to induce early fruiting, promote impressive yields, and impart increased hardiness to the plant, allowing it to withstand unfavorable weather conditions. Moreover, it’s valued for imparting a semi-dwarfing effect, aiding in manageable tree sizes for convenient harvesting and maintenance.

This combination of 'Sunburst' and Colt rootstock is particularly beneficial for gardeners seeking a resilient and productive cherry tree, as it exemplifies a harmonious balance of fruitful bounty and hardy robustness. The disease resistance of this rootstock adds another layer of appeal, minimizing susceptibility to common cherry diseases, ensuring healthier, more bountiful harvests.

In essence, Cherry 'Sunburst' on Colt rootstock is a versatile and reliable choice for those seeking to enjoy the delightful flavors of home-grown cherries, coupled with the assurance of hardiness and productivity.

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 Sunburst

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    white flowers

  • Foliage

    oval, serrated, green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 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, autumn



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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

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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