prunus serrula interstem on shirotae - Knowledgebase Question

seattle, wa
Question by maisanoj
February 22, 2006
Does using the serrula interstem on the flowering cherries have any effect other than the very pretty bark? Does it change the vigor or ultimate size of the tree? Thanks,


Answer from NGA
February 22, 2006


It won't change the vigor of the tree but may increase the height of the tree, and it's overall shape because the branches produced on the interstem will be serrula and have those characteristics, which are different than the growth characteristics and appearance of shirotae.

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