Carmine Jewel™ Dwarf Cherry

Prunus fruticosa x cerasus

Extremely hardy and perfect for cold winter areas. Self-fertile, producing large purple-red fruit with dark red flesh and scrumptious, rich flavor, packed with antioxidants. Excellent for eating fresh, superb in pies, preserves,or drying. Dwarf, shrub-like form is perfect for landscape or orchard.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreCarmine Jewel™ Dwarf Cherry is self-fertile, but planting another cherry nearby for cross-pollination will increase fruit yield.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6½ ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHoneysuckle (Lonicera); Currant (Ribes); Lavender (Lavandula); Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata); Lilac (Syringa)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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