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Planting advice for a new cherry tree


By Jude10

United Kingdom Gb

I have a beautiful new weeping cherry tree (Prunus X Yedoensis Shidare Yoshino) which I am going to plant in a large pot. Any specific advice re the best type of compost etc to use and also maintaining it



have you considerd getting a large pot and cutting the bottem out so it looks like its in the pot but still can get its tap roots down and grow to its full glory

15 Apr, 2009


Everything I've checked says this will grow to 20 foot quite quickly and will then continue on to 45 foot... perhaps it would be better planted in the ground rather than in a pot where it is likely to get root bound?

15 Apr, 2009


i agree moon

15 Apr, 2009


I have a young Morello Cherry tree which I bought about a month and a half ago. I bought three bags of multi purpose compost and planted in a pot, I was told by a chap in a garden centre it should be fine in the pot for about two years, after which he suggested I put it in the ground. I don't know if this information is of any help to you, but I hope so.

16 Apr, 2009


Hum I'd be careful to feed and water a lot then Labyrs. Personally I wouldn't take the word of a member of staff at a garden centre, their job is to sell plants regardless if they are right for you or not. When Bulbaholic retired one of the possibilities he looked at was working for our local garden centre but... basically he would have had to sell substandard plants and shrubs etc. which were not right for the particular persons need - he said thanks but no thanks!

The are trees you can grown in large pots for a year or so - the Japanese Acer being a good example and others, like Box, that you can keep permanently in pots, but anything that grows quite quickly is much better in the ground where its roots can get established.

17 Apr, 2009


no i agree moon they either have a biast opinion or dont actualy know what there doing.realy its so unnatural in a plants life cycle to be replanted as we all have to do and have my mind the less times in a plants life you have to do this the better.a cherry is just going to end up in the ground or be bonzi`d which is work in actualy have to trim the roots and branches once every 1-2 years.i would again agree with the label and research the plant you want and put it wear it will end up for the rest of its days.

17 Apr, 2009


Moon Grower thank you for your advice, I actually plan on putting my Cherry tree in the ground this year despite the advice I was given , I just thought the advice was good, but now I realise like you say they are only there to sell plants, end of story.

18 Apr, 2009


nice one

18 Apr, 2009

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