15 Most Popular Dwarf Cherry Trees for Small Spaces

It’s unlikely that you think of your backyard when you’re looking for a cherry orchard, but with these ornamental, tart, and sweet cherry-producing Dwarf Cherry Trees, you may not have to go far.

You also might not have to wait long since many of these varieties produce fruit in the first year after planting. 

1. Hiromi Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree 

The Hiromi Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree is one of the smallest varieties of Dwarf Weeping cherry tree. With its short height and wide spread, the Hiromi tends to look more like a bush than a tree. 

  • Average size: 3 – 6 feet tall, 2 – 4 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: 
  • Bloom color: Pink 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Not fruit-producing 
  • Years to bear: Not fruit-producing 

2. Snow Fountain Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree 

The Snow Fountain Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree produces large masses of flowers during early Spring when it blooms. 

  • Average size: 8 – 15 feet tall, 6 – 8 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Slow 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear: 1 (inedible fruit) 

3. Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree 

The Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree produces the popular Bing Cherry. These cherries are one of the most well-known and cultivated cherries in North America.  

4. Dwarf Sweetheart Cherry Tree 

The Dwarf Sweetheart Cherry Tree produces beautiful, bright red cherries. The tree is easy to grow and, since it’s self-pollinating, easy to fruit. 

  • Average size: 7 – 10 feet tall, 7 – 10 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear: 2 – 3 

5. Romeo Dwarf Cherry Tree 

The Romeo Dwarf Cherry Tree produces deep crimson cherries. As a tart cherry tree, the Romeo is self-pollinating. 

  • Average size: 5 – 8 feet tall, 6 – 8 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: White/Pink 
  • Bloom time: Mid to late Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear: 3 – 5 

6. White Snow Fountains Weeping Cherry Tree 

The Snow Fountain Dwarf Weeping Cherry tree produces large masses of flowers during early Spring when it blooms. 

  • Average size: 8 – 15 feet tall, 6 – 8 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Slow 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear: 1 (inedible fruit) 

7. Zuzu Dwarf Flowering Cherry Tree 

The Zuzu Dwarf Flowering Cherry Tree is grown anywhere from pots to use as a hedge. In Spring, the blooms show up in large pom-pom-like clusters. 

  • Average size: 5 – 8 feet tall, 3 – 5 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: Pink 
  • Bloom time: Early Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Not fruit-producing 
  • Years to bear: Not fruit-producing 

8. Juliet Dwarf Cherry Tree 

The Juliet Dwarf Cherry Tree produces dark red tart cherries. As a tart cherry tree, Juliet is self-pollinating. 

  • Average size: 6 – 8 feet tall, 5 – 6 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: Pink 
  • Bloom time: Mid to late Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear: 3 – 5 

9. Carmine Jewel Dwarf Cherry Tree 

The Carmine Jewel Dwarf Cherry Tree produces dark red sweet/tart cherries. This self-pollinating tree produces fruit that are sweet enough to eat on their own, but also great for use in pies and jams. 

  • Average size: 6 – 7 feet tall, 4 – 8 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Slow 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear: 3 – 5 

10. North Star Cherry Tree 

The North Star Cherry Tree is a fast-producing tart cherry tree that was developed by the University of Minnesota to endure cold temperatures. It’s a great all-around cherry tree for many growing zones. 

  • Average size: 10 – 12 feet tall, 8 – 12 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear:

11. Wowza! Dwarf Cherry Tree 

The Wowza! Dwarf Cherry Tree is another fast-producing tart cherry tree. This tree was developed by the University of Saskatchewan to endure cold temperatures. It was developed alongside the Carmine Jewel, Romeo, and Juliet. 

  • Average size: 5 – 8 feet tall, 5 – 7 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear:

12. Cheal’s Weeping Cherry Tree 

The Cheal’s Weeping Cherry Tree is an ornamental Cherry Tree suitable for any garden, although it would fit in especially well in a Japanese water garden with its double flowers. 

  • Average size: 10 – 15 feet tall, 10 – 15 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: Pink 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Self-pollinating 
  • Years to bear:

13. Black Tartarian Cherry Tree 

The Black Tartarian Cherry Tree is a great tree to add if you’re looking to produce sweet cherries quickly. It will fruit in as little as one year and is paired nicely with other sweet cherry varieties like Dwarf Bing and Montmorency

  • Average size: 12 – 15 feet tall, 12 – 15 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree, Montmorency Cherry Tree, Rainier Cherry Tree 
  • Years to bear:

14. Montmorency Cherry Tree 

The Montmorency Cherry Tree is a great compliment to Dwarf Bing and Montmorency trees since it cross-pollinates with them. With its fast producing fruit, this is a great tree to have in your garden. 

  • Average size: 12 – 15 feet tall, 12 – 15 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree, Montmorency Cherry Tree, Rainier Cherry Tree 
  • Years to bear:

15. Summit Sweet Cherry Tree 

The Summit Sweet Cherry Tree is another Sweet Cherry tree that will cross-pollinate with the Bing Cherry Tree. This tree produces extra-large cherries with small pits, giving you one of the best fruit-to-pit ratios around. 

  • Average size: 8 – 14 feet tall, 8 – 14 feet spread 
  • Growth rate: Moderate 
  • Bloom color: White 
  • Bloom time: Spring 
  • Cross pollinators: Dwarf Bing Cherry Tree, Rainier Cherry Tree 
  • Years to bear: 4 – 7