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Old 03-11-2017, 07:18 PM
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I purchased a Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree.

1st one was shipped to me "bare root" but it actually had potting soil on it. And it still retained the shape of the pot it was in.

Now, I am in CA and every site has said Cherry blossoms will not work in my Growing Zone. I planted them anyways and no go. Leaves dropped and looks like it's dead.

2nd attempt, I purchased from a different company. This was an actual bare root plant. It looked dead. All I got was a stick!

I soaked the roots in water for an hour or so per instruction. I then planted it in a pot.

It just started to grow some leaves last month! Actually looking pretty healthy.

The other tree which I got from another seller is either dead or dormant.
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Old Today, 03:03 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I would rather have bare root, inexpensive to ship, plants. This way, they have a chance to acclimate to the conditions in my yard, rather than some super rich nursery soil.
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