One of my cherry trees died in the late freeze this year. I broke off a branch and it was brown all the way through. But the root stock is incredibly health and is putting up a multitude of branches so much so that it looks like a bush. I don't have access to any cherry grafting stock and need to dig up the root and let it go. But it's hard to let go of anything that is trying so hard to survive. Someone please help me do the right thing.
More than likely, you will not get really good cherries (or none at all) from the suckers growing from the rootball. But if you enjoy the shrub/tree that you have growing, then enjoy it for what it is.
Drama Free Zone. What every gardener loves the most, Begins and ends in rich compost. (Tina)
it was bought commercially so I'm thinking it is probably grafted. I don't expect to get any cherries from it. And since it is one of the "trees" lining my drive it does need to be a tree. So this one has to go.
we lost a Black Tartarian tree this year--just planted it 5-14-12-- ' it got a bore of some kind--- my SIL told my DH to spray it but of course he did not......so now he wants to put a 12 inch red bud in it place---I told him if he was gonna do that he could just leave it empty----& empty it is (so far)
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!! .....
I got a redbud from the arbor society but it's so small I wonder why I am bothering with it at all. Yeah borers are just one of the problems. Trying to find the stuff to put on pruning cuts is hard around here. I wish I had better luck with cuttngs.