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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Cloning a cherry blossom Reply with quote

I have this large CB growing in my garden for a number of years, exact type unknown. This shoots in the attached pic appear each year from the roots. Can I snip these a trying growing them and if so can anyone offer any advice how I should go about it especially at this time of year.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had much luck with "suckers" as we call them. Better to take a softwood cutting off the tree itself and get that to grow. (Just my humble opinion.)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
Never had much luck with "suckers" as we call them. Better to take a softwood cutting off the tree itself and get that to grow. (Just my humble opinion.)


Should i just cut the suckers away completely? Yes i think i will go with softwood cuttings. Do I need to wait until all the leaves have fallen before I go taking cuts? Thanks KS

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cut them anytime. They're no good to God nor man.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got that, thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on the type of cherry it is, many are grown on the rootstock of a different (wild) cherry. What you might have is suckers from that rootstock. That being the case, they should grow quite easily, but you won't get the same type of tree.

If you wants to try to grow them, then you could cut 18" stems with plenty of bud ' joints' and push them into a large pot or tub (around the edge) in a free draining mix of compost/grit. Then put it somewhere sheltered and out of direct sunlight and forget about it. Next Spring you might, just MIGHT get some growth and leaves. But don't touch them 'till next Autumn.

If you have one of the more expensive, named varieties on it's own rootstock it may never make a strong tree.

Might be worth a try for curiosity sake. I have a small forest of grey poplar from two cuttings I took from a friend's tree in Spain. The Spanish variety grows into a narrow tree ideal for small spaces and doesn't mind being chopped back, so it was worth a go!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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