THE BARE ROOT SEASON IS NOW CLOSED BUT YOU CAN PLACE YOUR ORDERS FOR DECEMBER 2022 DELIVERY
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem.
Bare Root Lapins Cherokee Cherry Tree
The Bare Root Lapins Cherokee cherry tree is a reliable garden favourite. The large cherry fruits are big, dark and sweet. If you only have room for one tree, this would be a great choice.
The Lapins Cherokee cherry tree will drop some of the cherries while they are green, this is normal in the World of cherry trees and it probably has a nick name of butter fingers to its tree friends.
Type of Cherry Tree : Eating
Fruiting period : July
Fertility : SELF FERTILE. GROUP B, Does not require another cherry tree close by to produce fruit
Although the Lapins Cherokee is considered self fertile and will produce cherries without the need of another cherry tree nearby, often the harvest size can be improved by doing just that. Other cherry trees to consider planting nearby include Goodnestone Black, Nutberry Black, Merchant, Newstar, Mumford’s, Black Tartarian, Merton Glory, Merpet, Lapins, Petit Noir, Black Oliver, Bullock’s Heart, Hertford, Celeste, Santina, Sandra Rose, Sonata, Sweetheart and Summer Sun.
Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.
Bare Root Cherry Tree Rootstock options explained
Gisela 5 : Final height of 2.5 metres. Ideal for small gardens and easier for bird protection.
Knip/Spindle bush : Commercial grade tree grown for high fruit yields.
Colt : Semi-Dwarf Cherry Rootstock giving a final height of 3.5 metres.
Hexaploid Colt : Very similar to Colt (3.5 metres) just a different rootstock.
F.12.1: : Will grow to 4m +
Bush : This means there are branches that start close to the bottom of the tree.
Patio : Suited for container growing on patio (others usually can be too, this one is just better for it)
Maiden : The tree is 1-2 years old.
Half-Standard : Some lower branches have been pruned off to give a more rounded tree shape
Standard : More lower branches have been pruned off to give a much clearer trunk, more of a lollipop shape.
Bare Root : No soil and no pot. Usually cheaper and will be 2-3 years old unless otherwise stated e.g. a maiden.