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Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

Posted by zooba72 Zone 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 10, 13 at 0:19

I'm located on Long Island, the temperatures are hovering around freezing at night with the weather forecast predicting temps in the 30's and maybe a dip into the 20's. Can I still plant a Kwanzan Cherry Tree? or would it be better to wait until Spring? I was advised once before that this is still a good time to plant ... Any thoughts or advice?

Thank you


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

Yeah you can still plant it as long as the ground isn't frozen.


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

Do you think I'm better off waiting for spring? Thanks for the response.


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

No, though it may seem strange to someone not familiar with plant growth habits, autumn is optimal for planting. Tops go dormant but root growth continues for quite some time. This is ideal since it gives the roots a good head-start before heavy water usage begins in the spring.


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

I totally agree. Woody plants (trees and shrubs) do very well if planted in the late fall/winter in your climate. Your plant will not be better off if you wait until spring.

Just follow best planting practices regarding hole size, planting depth, and zero ammendments (peat or compost) used in the hole, etc.


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

I totally agree. Woody plants (trees and shrubs) do very well if planted in the late fall/winter in your climate. Your plant will not be better off if you wait until spring.

Just follow best planting practices regarding hole size, planting depth, and zero ammendments (peat or compost) used in the hole, etc.


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

let me put it to you this way ..

presuming you have it..

it has a better chance of living thru winter in mother earth..

than it does relying on you to prefect winter care of the pot..

PLANT IT TODAY!!!!

and no loving it to death.. do it according to the directions at the link ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

ok, thanks everyone! Appreciate the consistent answers.


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

Just don't plant your tree(s) too close to the driveway like they did here:
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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

While I agree that this is a fine time to plant there is a small caveat here. that assumes the tree you are planting is already ready for the fall/winter conditions. If it has been recently shipped in from a warmer area or has been kept in a warm greenhouse, you may want to let it acclimate in a sheltered area so it can catch up with the season in your area.


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

sam_md - why do you say those cherries are too close to the driveway?


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RE: Is it too Late to Plant Kwanzan Cherry Tree?

Kwanzans are used here as street and parking lot trees because their branches go up at such a high angle. They're also used as landscape trees in people's gardens for the same reason, their footprint is smaller than the wide spreading varieties.
They don't look too close to the drive for me.
That said, they're not one of my favorite cherry trees, too large and coarse for the average garden. In addition, some understock used is a sprouting nightmare and the only time they look good is when they're blooming, in my opinion.
Mike


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