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Rooting sweet cherry branches in the garden over winter

5 years ago

I will be pruning my young sweet cherry ('Tehranivee') tree sometime this winter, and I will stick the branches in regular garden soil -out in the garden, not in pots- in hopes of rooting them. This has been successful for me with several other species, so I may as well try cherry since I will have the prunings available.

My question is: When would be the best time to prune and "stick" the branches in regular garden soil? Is November OK?...January?...March?...or even later? This is a mild zone 8 climate, no deep or extended periods of frost in the soil and abundant rain all winter.

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