First time growing advice, cherry blossom tree

GallamaApril 5, 2014

Hello! So heres the deal, I have never grown anything before. For a family members birthday I want to give them a young cherry tree that I grew myself; they love gardening. I want a cherry tree that will grow to be tall and majestic, is there a certain species I should be looking for? Where is a reputable source for the seeds? What materials do I need to grow this? Is there a good step by step guide somewhere?

I would love some advice on this topic! Thanks to anyone who answers, your help is very much appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

When is the birthday? If you want to give a cherry tree you have grown from seed you will need to start in the Autumn two or three of years ahead of the date. IF you can get the seed to grow and all goes well you will be able to offer a tree about two feet tall in about three years time. Also you will have no way of knowing what kind of cherry will grow from the seed unless you have chosen one of the wild species. You can't grow any of the ornamental flowering or good fruit bearing cherries from seed. In fact many of the double cherries don't even produce seed as the sexual parts of the flowers have mutated through hybridization into extra petals. These instructions tell you how to grow any of the wild species.

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing cherry trees from seed.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 6:39AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Question about growing from seed in small greenhouse
Hi everyone, I bought a small greenhouse from Ocean...
Should I pot up or go straight to garden?
Do I need to pot up my seedlings? I have a pretty successful...
Bunny Tail grass seedling
I start Bunny Tail grass indoor. I put them near windowsill....
When to uncover seedlings?
I've successfully started seeds for years by bottom...
Crock pot as a "heating pad"
Just had my first cleome seed sprout after about a...
Sponsored Products
Sparta Swivel Bar Stool
52" Casa Endeavor Brushed Nickel Bronze Ceiling Fan
Lamps Plus
Torre 18 Polished Nickel Two-Light Sconce with Cherry Glass
$216.00 | Bellacor
Bond 1-light Cherry/ Satin Brass Table Lamp
American Drew Antigua Rectangular Console Table - 931-925
$420.00 | Hayneedle
Breeza Brushed Nickel 52 Inch Blade Span Ceiling Fan, Blades And Light Kit
$196.20 | Bellacor
Grand Central 4 Drawer Media Chest - Cherry - IDF-7260TV
$749.99 | Hayneedle
32" Salford Vanity Mirror
Signature Hardware
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™