ALL BARE ROOT TREES ARE AVAILABLE FROM EARLY NOVEMBER TO END OF MARCH ONLY
Trees ordered outside of these times will be delivered around the start of next November, exact date determined by the weather.
Bare Root Merton Glory Cherry Tree
The Bare Root Merton Glory Cherry provides large, heart shaped sweet cherries on a smaller compact tree making it ideal for smaller gardens. The fruits bruise easily so do not store as well as other cherry trees. Its resistance to canker gives it another great reason to buy.
Although the Merton Glory is called a White Cherry, it actually is not.
Type of Cherry Tree : Eating
Fruiting period : July
Fertility : Not self-fertile so requires another cherry tree to product fruit.
Other cherry trees suitable to pollinate the Merton Glory include:
Goodnestone Black, Nutberry Black, Merchant, Newstar, Mumford’s, Black Tartarian, Merpet, Lapins, Petit Noir, Black Oliver, Bullock’s Heart, Hertford, Celeste, Santina, Sandra Rose, Sonata, Sweetheart and Summer Sun
Bare Root Cherry Tree Rootstock options explained
Gisela 5 : Final height of 2.5 metres. Ideal for small gardens and easier for bird protection.
Colt : Semi-Dwarf Cherry Rootstock giving a final height of 3.5 metres.
Hexaploid Colt :Very similar to Colt (3.5 metres) just a different rootstock.
F.12.1: : Will grow to 4m +
Bush : This means there are branches that start close to the bottom of the tree.
Patio : Suited for container growing on patio (others usually can be too, this one is just better for it)
Maiden : The tree is 1-2 years old.
Half-Standard : Some lower branches have been pruned off to give a more rounded tree shape
Standard : More lower branches have been pruned off to give a much clearer trunk, more of a lollipop shape.
Bare Root : No soil and no pot. Usually cheaper and will be 2-3 years old unless otherwise stated e.g. a maiden.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.