[nafex] In what way does sour-cherry (P. cerasus) sucker?
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Tue Apr 10 20:59:17 EDT 2012
I'm thinking of burying the graft-union of my semi-dwarf varieties sour-cherry trees (cv. 'Danube'; cv. 'Montmorency'); they are, presently, on P. mahaleb. They will not receive (much) dwarfing by being on P. mahaleb, although just having a graft-union (albeit just another point of entry for disease to worry about) will confer some (minimal) dwarfing. The ground's a bit moist, so P. cerasus (the variety) itself it better suited for the soil then the more xeric P. mahaleb (rootstock).
I like to see a tree in it's natural form - for instance, the idea of a single-trunk (if trained as such) serviceberry is not something I'm interested in.
So, I know that sour-cherry (P. cerasus) will sucker, but will it sucker like a typical serviceberry, or sucker like a sea-berry/running-serviceberry/American persimmon, sending-out adventitious roots far from the mother-tree?
If the latter, I definitely will leave it on P. mahaleb.
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