Asked on Apr 11, 2012

How do you take a cherry tree cutting and root to have another plant?

Sharon CataniaRamesh CaraDouglas Hunt


7 answers
  • Walter Reeves
    on Apr 11, 2012

    It's tough for a homeowner to get a cutting to root. Best is to find a sprout coming from a root a few feet away and dig it up. Be sure to check to see if it has roots of its own before digging.

  • Evelyn R
    on Apr 11, 2012

    Some things root easily - pussy willow, forsythia, to name just 2. Won't hurt to stick it in water and see what happens. May take some time but keep it in there and see. Keep the water changed and place it in a well lit area. Of course, Walter's suggestion is pretty fool proof.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 12, 2012

    Cherries are known to be tough to root, as Walter says. If you want to give it a try, use a rooting hormone and try several, potting them in a sterile potting medium like vermiculite and placing them in a couple of spots in your yard, one pretty shady, one with a little more sun.

  • Carolyn B
    on Apr 13, 2012

    Thanks to all for answering..I will try these suggestions. I will let you know the results.:)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 14, 2012

    Good luck, Carolyn.

  • Ramesh Cara
    on Apr 22, 2013

    What about planting from a seed if one cannot get a shoot

  • Sharon Catania
    on Mar 14, 2015

    We had a cherry tree years ago and it re-seeded everywhere. We had to remove it because it was also sprouting in the neighbor's year.

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