• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6½ ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Exceptional Cold Hardiness
    Blooms:
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6½ ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
    Special features:Dwarf Plant, Edible, Fall Color
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsHoneysuckle (Lonicera); Currant (Ribes); Lavender (Lavandula); Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata); Lilac (Syringa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced after establishment. Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Carmine Jewel was released in 1999, the first in a series of cherries released by the University of Saskatchewan's hardy cherry breeding program. The breeding of dwarf sour cherries began in the 1940's by Dr. Les Kerr. The past 50 years of breeding have combined cold hardiness, dwarf stature and good fruit quality into the varieties being introduced today. Carmine Jewel offers great tart flavor with dark flesh, a high sugar content and compact size for smaller landscapes and easy harvest.
    Lore:
    Carmine Jewel™ Dwarf Cherry is self-fertile, but planting another cherry nearby for cross-pollination will increase fruit yield.