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Sour Cherry 'Morello' on Colt - Semi-Dwarfing - 160-170cm - 12lt

Sour Cherry 'Morello' on Colt - Semi-Dwarfing - 160-170cm - 12lt

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The Morello cherry tree, when grafted onto Colt rootstock, represents an exceptional combination that brings together the delectable taste of the Morello cherries with the strength and resilience of the Colt rootstock. Morello cherries are renowned for their distinctly sour taste, a deep, enticing red hue, and a rich, juicy texture. These attributes make them highly favored for a variety of culinary uses, including pies, jams, jellies, and other desserts.

The tree itself boasts white blossoms in spring, offering not only a bountiful harvest but also an ornamental display. The leaves are a bright green, providing a vivid backdrop for the cherries as they develop from green to their deep, mature red.

Colt rootstock plays an integral role in this pairing. It imparts semi-vigorous growth to the cherry tree, ensuring that it remains at a manageable size, perfect for medium to large garden spaces. Moreover, trees grafted onto Colt benefit from enhanced drought resistance, reliable anchorage, and a noteworthy resilience against various diseases that might plague cherry trees. This results in a tree that is both productive in fruit yield and relatively low-maintenance, making it a favored choice for both experienced gardeners and novices.

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

    Morello Cherry, Sour Cherry

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Eastern Europe

  • Flower

    white flowers

  • Foliage

    ovate, serrated, green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or West–facing or South–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but 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.

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