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Old 01-26-2013, 05:52 AM
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Would anyone know if cherry blossom branches from the florist shop will take root?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:53 AM
 
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The florist would know...
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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Unfortunately, I've never known cherry branches to root in water like forsythia, willowor dogwood branches. Flowering Cherries are usually propagated by air layering (need a live tree) or with rooting hormone and a intermittent misting machine.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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None if the fruit trees are easy to start from cuttings. It is normally a waste of time to try, but you never know. Maybe you will have better luck than most.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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Unfortunately, I've never known cherry branches to root in water like forsythia, willowor dogwood branches. Flowering Cherries are usually propagated by air layering (need a live tree) or with rooting hormone and a intermittent misting machine.
It would be fun to do so but I have to agree it is very very unlikely. Cherry branches almost never work even when freshly cut from the tree at the right time because the cells needed to form roots are usually not present. Many times arrangements by florists involved preservatives and anti-desiccant treatments which would make the branch even less likely to be able to form root tissue. Rooting anything from a growing cherry tree requires either the air layering jgardener mentions above or something called a softwood cutting which requires moisture control and a very strict temperature control normally not possible in a home. It also requires a specific amount of rooting hormones. Even the timing is critical since it has to be taken from a small piece of growing stem tip in the spring as the tree first begins to leaf out. Sorry to say but essentially you have a dead branch that cannot be turned into a tree.
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