These instructions are sent with the plant gift
These strong cherry trees are grown on dwarf rootstock so are perfect for a smaller space or even for a pot on a patio. They will eventually grow to around 8ft tall producing gorgeous spring blossom each year and we expect them to fruit for the first time next year.
Cherry trees are hardy trees and are best kept outside. They are currently in quite a small pot so are ready to either be potted up into a larger pot or planted straight out in the ground. Choose a sunny position where the fruits can ripen and protect from strong winds and deer if they are a problem in your area.
Whilst in a small pot, your cherry tree will need regular watering, try not to let the soil dry out at any time. They do not need a rich soil but a top dressing of manure or seaweed will give any tree a hand to settle in to a new position. In a pot, topsoil from the garden on general purpose compost will be fine.
For best results when planting out, dig a large hole and firm your tree in with manure, seaweed or any other rich compost. A wooden stake is also a good idea to help your tree grow tall and straight.
Cherry trees are very tough trees that require little maintenance. Watch out for pests, including caterpillars and treat any problems early.
Cherry trees are deciduous so don’t worry when they lose their leaves in the winter months.
Wilting or brown leaves - are the result of underwatering, give your plant a good soak and it will start to recover.