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jlushious

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Nanking Cherry
« on: August 08, 2014, 08:17 AM »
As part of my tree order this year from a local nursery, I purchased some nanking cherries. These are shrubby sort of growing prunus so we will see how they do as bonsai. Also another cold hardy zone 2/3 tree that I am trying out. I got an order of 10 seedling plugs but was given my money back because they told me that they may not bud out (not a good batch or something). I planted them out anyways, and got 3 of the 10 to bud. One I left straight, one I gently wired, and one I twisted the heck out of the trunk. Pics below.

Plan is to just let them grow, grow, grow. I am hoping that in a year or two when we buy a house here I will have a growing bed which will help with the early development of a lot of these. But in the meantime, small pots to start and then into colanders next year maybe.
 

augustine

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Re: Nanking Cherry
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 08:51 AM »
They are supposed to be tough and good for bonsai according to the description on EvergreenGardenWorks.com. check it out.

Your look as if they are growing well. Best of Luck.

Augustine
 

jlushious

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Re: Nanking Cherry
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 01:41 PM »
So far so good!