California Tropical grows numerous cherry tree and shrub varieties, all of which are available in a wide range of sizes and stages of maturity.

Information on the complete selection of cherry varieties available from California Tropical is provided below, and we encourage you to call or stop by the nursery to learn more about it.



Native to South America, Southern Mexico and Central America, the Acerola Cherry tree is now being grown as far north as Texas, and in sub-tropical areas of Asia (ex. India). The Acerola Cherry, also referred to as “Barbados Cherry,” is bright red and juicy, can be sweet or sour, is rich in vitamin C (in fact, its juice has 3000% more than that of an orange), and also contains vitamins A, B1, B2 and B3.

MinNiE Royal

Mainly used to cross-pollinate Royal Lee Cherry trees, the fruit of the Mini Royal is medium-sized, firm and flavorful. Producing white blooms, the Royal Lee Cherry tree is the last cherry variety to fruit, but the first to ripen.



Royal Lee

Producing a low-chill sweet fruit, the Royal Lee Cherry tree pairs ideally with a Minnie Royal for cross-pollination. This tree can grow to between 25 and 30 feet in height when planted in deep soils.

rio Grande

With fairly good drought tolerance, this evergreen shrub can grow 15 to 20 feet in height and ideally performs in full sunlight. Its beautiful white flowers bloom in early March, and last several months. Each Rio Grande cherry contains two white seeds.



Surinam - Chamba

Best performing in full sunlight to achieve maximum ripeness, the Chamba Cherry has a high amount of antioxidants and red hue-producing anthocyanins, which have been shown to reduce arthritic pain and inflammation, as well as aid in weight management.

Surinam - Lolita

One of the most popular types of Cherry Bush, the Lolita produces some of the sweetest and darkest cherries available. This bush does best in direct, full sunlight, and should be trimmed to 5 feet for ideal fruiting.



JB Mazzard

Well-known for its captivating white flowers in Spring, followed by sweet, firm fruit that is ideal for eating fresh as well as for use in baking and preserving, the Mazzard Cherry tree is medium in size and grows ideally in full sun.