‘Stella’ Cherry Tree


A breakthrough self-fertile, dark red cherry with a sweet flavour.


‘Stella’ Cherry Tree was the first self-fertile variety when it was introduced in the 1970s.

Requiring no additional pollinator, these large, dark red cherries are sweet in flavour and best eaten fresh from the tree.

As a high yield variety, Stella provides an abundance of fruit late season.

Stella is available on different rootstocks to suit a variety of gardens. The rootstock controls the rate of growth so you can choose a rootstock suitable to the area you wish to plant in. The rootstock also ensures the tree fruits earlier than when grown on its own roots.

Gisela, a Semi-Dwarf variety, is suitable for small gardens and where space is limited. This rootstock will grow to a mature height up to 2.5m (8ft) after 10 years.

Colt, a Semi-Vigorous variety, is ideal for larger gardens and where space is no issue. Colt rootstock will grow to a mature height upwards of 3.5m (11ft) after 10 years.


  • Rootstock: Gisela, Colt
  • Fruiting Season: Late
  • Pollination: Self-fertile
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Additional information


Colt, Gisela