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Win Suttons Cherry Trees

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Win Suttons Cherry Trees

We’re giving away three patio-sized ‘Sylvia’ cherry trees that can be planted out into the garden or grown in decorative containers. Winners will receive an email from just after the closing date. Thank you for entering and good luck! In the meantime, learn more about how to grow cherry trees in a pot. 

How to grow cherry trees in containers

White bowl full of cherries
Cherry ‘Sylvia’ is perfect for growing in a patio pot

Cherries are one of the most beautiful fruit trees, featuring pretty blossoms in spring, brightly-coloured fruits in summer and fiery foliage in autumn. While large varieties can reach 6m tall, others, like Patio Cherry ‘Sylvia’, have been grafted onto a dwarf rootstock which limits their height to just 2m. These compact trees are perfect for growing in containers, meaning you don’t need a large garden to enjoy a delicious crop of sweet fruit. A sunny balcony, small courtyard or bright patio will suffice. 

Here are our top tips for growing cherry trees in containers:

  • Choose a self-fertile, dwarf cherry variety.
  • Use a container that is deep and wide enough to accommodate the root ball of the tree. A 60cm diameter (or larger) will give it plenty of room to develop strong roots.
  • Make sure that your container has plenty of drainage holes.
  • Fill the container with a good quality, loam-based soil. 
  • Look for the soil mark on the stem, and plant your tree to the same level it was grown before. 
  • Be sure to keep the grafting point a few inches above the ground.
  • Water your tree every day for a few weeks, to help it establish. 
  • Mulch around the base with compost every spring to provide vital nutrients and retain moisture.
  • Lightly prune your container-grown tree in March or April, to achieve the shape you’re after. Never prune it in winter. 

If you’ve been inspired to try growing your own, browse our full range of fruit trees to find the perfect variety for your garden.

Terms and conditions

  1. This giveaway is only open to United Kingdom residents aged over 18, excluding employees of Suttons Consumer Products, their families and all those professionally associated with this Promotion.
  2. This giveaway is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
  3. Closing Date: 11.59am on the 29th August 2023.
  4. To Enter: choose from the methods available, including sharing an email address for great offers, visiting the Suttons Facebook page, or liking Suttons on Twitter.
  5. The Prize: 3 winners will each win 1 x 9cm potted Patio Cherry ‘Sylvia’.
  6. The Prize is non-exchangeable or transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers, promotions, or discounts. Due to current regulations, we are not able to send this prize to winners in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. 
  7. The winners will be randomly selected from all valid entries received during the promotional period within 2 working days of the Closing Date.
  8. The winners will be contacted by an email from within 3 working days of the Closing Date. If a winner does not respond within 14 days of being notified, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and Suttons shall be entitled to select another winner. If a winner rejects their prize, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and Suttons shall be entitled to select another winner.
  9. No cash alternative for the Prize stated is offered.
  10. Suttons Consumer Products may substitute the Prize for an alternative if, for any reason, the original Prize is unavailable.
  11. Suttons Consumer Products may request that the winner participates in publicity arising from the Promotion. The winner is under no obligation to participate and may decline this request. Participation is at the winner’s discretion.
  12. By entering this giveaway, entrants confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and by the decisions of the Suttons Consumer Products, which are final in all matters relating to the giveaway. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the Prize. No correspondence will be entered into.
  13. Aside from the use of the winner’s postal address data and email address data to arrange delivery of the prize associated with this giveaway, Suttons Consumer Products will not use personal data for any other purpose without the express consent of the entrant and data will be held in accordance with all relevant data protection legislation. Click here for our full privacy policy. We will only share your data with our Fulfilment Partners for the purposes of, and in order to fulfil, this giveaway.
  14. If you agreed to sign up to our mailing list, you are agreeing to receive occasional emails and catalogues from Suttons Seeds, from which you can unsubscribe at any time. This is a voluntary entry method, and not a mandatory condition of entry.
  15. Suttons Consumer Products or its agencies will not be responsible for the non-inclusion of entries as a result of technical failures or otherwise, including any such failure which is within the control of the Suttons Consumer Products or its agencies. Proof of submission of entry is not proof of receipt of entry.
  16. Suttons Consumer Products reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering or to have tampered with the operation of the giveaway, or to be acting in violation of these terms and conditions.
  17. Suttons Consumer products reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control. The decision of Suttons Consumer Products in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. All entries must be made by the entrant themselves. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted. Incomplete or illegible entries, entries by macros or other automated means (including systems which can be programmed to enter), and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. If it becomes apparent that an entrant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’, masking their identity by manipulating IP addresses, using identities other than their own or any other automated means in order to increase that entrant’s entries into the promotion in a way that is not consistent with the spirit of the giveaway, that entrant’s entries will be disqualified and any Prize award will be void.
  19. To the full extent permitted by law Suttons Consumer Products will not accept liability for any loss, damage, injury or death arising from this giveaway beyond its reasonable control. Suttons Consumer Products does not accept any liability for the acts of any third-party Prize provider.
  20. If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are judged to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, this shall not affect or impact the continuation in full force and affect the remainder of the provisions.

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14 thoughts on “Win Suttons Cherry Trees”

  1. This would be great on my south facing balcony. It would replace the one I had to leave in the garden of my old home. Fingers crossed

  2. joy buckenham says:

    would love to win one

  3. Paul Scott says:


  4. Sarah Waring says:

    Cherry nice prize!!

  5. Fiona Toal says:

    Would love to win one of these cherry trees
    I’m a volunteer gardener at a community centre in a small village
    This would be a lovely addition to the garden

  6. Judith Tasker says:

    Love a cherry for the allotment.

  7. Margaret Fryde says:

    I would be happy to receive news.

  8. Patricia EAVES says:

    I love cherry’s

  9. Alison Sanyang-Deane says:

    Suttons is a name that’s been recognised as a superior, go to, brand in our family for generations .

  10. Brian Edge says:

    It’s nice to have a chance to grow fruit trees in containers, as I have a patio slabbed garden with rectangular stone growing troughs on one side and pots on the other.

  11. Jane says:

    I adore cherries and love the Suttons website for lots of choices

  12. I would love a cherry tree for my allotment

  13. I would love a cherry tree for my allotment, to go with my 2 x apple trees and pear tree please.

  14. I have a 5 yr old cherry tree and it’s never had fruit zny idea why it’s in a large pot

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