The Q&A Archives: Planting a Stella Cherry Tree

Question: When is the best time to plant Stella cherry trees? How deep do I dig to plant the tree? And should I use a certain kind of plant food to mix in the soil when I plant it? Lois Gerdes Glenwillow, OH

Answer: Plant your Stella cherry tree as soon as the ground thaws and dries out a bit. In your area it will probably be around May 1st. Dig the hole 3 times as wide as the root ball and as deep. Unless you have really poor soil, don't add any new soil amendments to the hole. Perhaps a handful of bone meal for root growth is all. Fill the hole with the native soil and keep it well watered all summer.

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