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Cherry Trees Melbourne

Growing cherry trees in your backyard

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We have a variety of sweet cherries to choose from.

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130 Old Geelong Rd

Hoppers Crossing

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The cherry on top of your garden

Growing cherries in Melbourne

Growing cherry trees in Melbourne can be a rewarding experience. These beautiful flowering trees are not only a delight to behold, but they also produce delicious fruit. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when growing cherry trees in Melbourne. 

Firstly, cherry trees need at least six hours of direct sunlight daily to thrive. Secondly, the soil should be well-drained and rich in organic matter. Before planting, make sure to amend the soil with compost or other organic matter. Finally, water cherry trees deeply and regularly during the growing season. These simple tips will help you enjoy a bountiful harvest of fresh cherries each year.

Which cherry tree is best for Melbourne weather

Cherry trees are a popular choice for Melbourne gardens, as they are relatively easy to care for and provide a stunning display of flowers in early spring. However, dozens of different varieties of cherry trees are available, and it can be tricky to choose the right one for your garden. If you're looking for a cherry tree that will thrive in Melbourne's weather, you can't go wrong with Stellas, Morellos or Sunbursts.

Pruning cherry trees

Spring is the best time to prune cherry trees. The first step is removing dead, diseased, or damaged branches. Next, cut back any branches crossing or rubbing against each other. Finally, thin out the canopy to allow light and air to reach the tree's centre. Make clean cuts at a 45-degree angle just above a bud or node when pruning. With proper care and pruning, cherry trees will produce abundant sweet fruit for many years.

Can you grow a cherry tree in Melbourne?

Melbourne is a beautiful city for gardening, and many people are surprised to learn that it is possible to grow a cherry tree in this climate. While cherries are typically associated with colder climates, they can thrive in Melbourne's warmer weather. 

The key is to choose a variety that is well-suited to the climate, such as the Royal Rainer or the Stella. These varieties produce sweet and juicy fruit, and they are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. With care and attention, you can enjoy fresh cherries from your tree in no time.

What month do cherry tree fruit in Melbourne?

The month that cherry trees fruit in Melbourne depends on the variety of trees. There are early-season, mid-season, and late-season varieties. Early-season cherries, such as 'Early Richmond', 'Stella', and 'Sweetheart', will ripen from November to December. 

Mid-season cherries, such as 'Bing', 'Lapins', and 'Merchant', will ripen from December to January. Late-season cherries, such as 'Black Gold', 'Chelan', and 'Skeena', will ripen from January to February. However, it is important to note that the exact ripening time will also depend on the weather conditions in any given year.

What is the best cherry tree for a garden?

There are a few important considerations to keep in mind when it comes to cherry trees. One is the climate in which the tree will be grown. Cherries are not tolerant of cold weather, so if you live in an area with harsh winters, you'll need to choose a specifically bred variety for your climate. 

Another consideration is the amount of space you have available. Some cherry trees can grow quite large, so make sure you have enough room for the tree to reach its full size. 

Finally, think about what you want to use the cherries for. If you plan on eating them fresh, look for a variety known for its sweetness. If you're going to use them for baking or making jam, look for a combination with high sugar content. With these factors in mind, you should be able to choose the best cherry tree for your garden.

What is a cherry slug?

The pear and cherry slug is a type of caterpillar that feeds on the leaves of pear and cherry trees. These caterpillars are bright green and have black spots on their bodies. They are typically found in late spring or early summer. Cherry slugs can cause significant damage to sour cherry trees, as they can eat all of the tree's leaves within a few days. 

This defoliation can weaken the tree and make it more susceptible to disease. Cherry slugs can be controlled with insecticides, but selecting a product specifically labelled for use against this pest is important. Gardeners should also check their cherry trees regularly for signs of infestation and take steps to remove any caterpillars that are found.

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