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Everything You Need to Know About 4-in-1 Cherry Trees

The 4-in-1 cherry tree offers a delightful abundance of flavors all in one tree, perfect for compact spaces and narrow yards.

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If you want to enjoy the tart, sweet flavor of cherries all year long but can’t decide which type of tree to plant, you’re in luck. The 4-in-1 cherry tree features a handful of tasty cherry types in vibrant different colors that are harvested at different times of year. Whether you want to snack on fresh, ripe cherries or create tarts or cobblers, 4-in-1 cherry trees are just what you need.

4-in-1 Cherry Trees at a Glance

  • Four different types of cherries in one tree
  • Self-pollinating
  • Staggered harvests
  • Grows more cherries than a traditional cherry tree
  • Good for narrow yards and tight spaces
  • Drought-tolerant

Appearance

The 4-in-1 cherry tree grows up to 15-20 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide, compact enough to make excellent trees for narrow yards and smaller spaces. The colors of its cherries can range greatly, depending on the types the tree is made of. The tree could have crimson, yellow and red, burgundy berries, and more.

Specifications

Appearance Different types of cherries come in a range of colors, from deep red-purple to yellow and red, depending on the tree.
Appearance Different types of cherries come in a range of colors, from deep red-purple to yellow and red, depending on the tree.
Height 15-25 feet tall
Hardiness Zones Zones 4-8
Type of tree Deciduous
Sunlight requirements Full sunlight to partial shade
Soil composition Well-drained, light, sandy soil that’s acidic to neutral

Hardiness Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones show the regions that are best-suited for growing different types of plants. The 4-in-1 cherry tree grows best in Zones 4-8, doing especially well in the colder, northern regions.

Types of Cherries

The most popular cherries grafted for 4-in-1 cherry trees include a combination of four of the following: Rainier, North Star, Meteor, Black Tart, Bing, Van, Stella, Lapins, Lambert, Corum, Sweetheart, Royal Anne, and Montmorency.

Harvesting

The 4-in-1 cherry tree self-pollinates, so you don’t have to worry about planting another tree, which saves your yard a considerable amount of space. But if you decide to plant another, your harvest will be even more abundant. Be sure to plant your trees at least 20 feet apart. Your 4-in-1 cherry tree can fruit as early as the first or second year after planting.

Different types of cherries ripen at different times of year, so you will have more than one cherry season. The 4-in-1 cherry tree produces more fruit than your standard cherry tree.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do 4-in-1 cherry trees have different types of cherries?

Yes, they get their name from the fact that a single tree produces four different types of cherries.

Do you need two trees to get cherries?

The 4-in-1 cherry tree is self-fertile, so it pollinates itself. You don’t need more than one to yield a harvest, but introducing another tree will increase your bounty.

Are all the cherries ready at the same time?

Different types of cherries will be ready for picking at different times of year.

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