Choosing & Planting Dwarf Cherry Trees

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Knowing what to look for when buying dwarf cherry trees for your garden is very important to their success and growth. Learn how to choose the best possible dwarf cherry trees for your garden in this free horticulture video from a veteran gardener. View Video Transcript

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Bartholomew DiVietri

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Today we're going to talk about how to pick out and plant a good dwarf cherry tree. This particular variety is a Bing cherry and this one needs to be cross pollinated with another sweet variety. It will say on all the tags in here on all the different trees what you need to cross pollinate it with to actually get fruit. If you just have one tree you're not going to get fruit. There needs to be two so that it can cross pollinate each other and then you'll have two fruit trees with fruit on them. This one needs to be planted in full sun. You want to dig the whole about twice the size of this ball down here and throw a bag of top soil in it to give it some room to get established in the ground with some nice rich black dirt. This tree right here looks pretty good. It's got lots of new growth on it. You should have no problem with something that looks as good as this one. They will get pretty tall, well not really tall for a tree I suppose, but some people think that 12-15 feet is tall for a tree, but it's not. It's actually a dwarf tree, but you definitely want to give them that room to grow. You don't plant them right up next to your house or anything because they're going to get ten feet wide and fifteen feet tall in about ten years. So just make sure that you don't forget to water them and plant them in full sun and you need two to actually get fruit.