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Weeping Cherry tree has large shoot on trunk that ...

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 2:53 pm
by RDoll
I have a young weeping cherry tree that has developed a large shoot near the base of the tree. It's about 12" long and half as thick as a pencil. Is there any way I can propagate this shoot?

Depends

Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 11:17 pm
by MagnoliaMan
First, if you have a weeping cherry it is probably a "topgraft" with a regular cherry base/standard and grafted top that weeps. If so, then the sucker coming from the lower stem or root system is NOT a weeping cherry. I honestly don't know if you can do a softwood cutting that would actually take from this, but my thought is that you probably won't get the plant that you wanted - a weeper?
MagnoliaMan

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 3:06 pm
by RDoll
After doing some research on the web, I'll never get a weeping cherry from the sucker growing on it. My tree is top grafted. I went ahead and took a heal cutting from this sucker, yesterday; maybe I'll get a nice standard cherry tree. So far, it looks good.

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