Plant ID forum: What tree or plant is this?

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Datreeman
Sep 14, 2017 1:55 PM CST
I bought off ebay it was suppost to be a cherry blossom tree but usually the trees have a single trunk? Any help on what kind would be appreciated.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2017 2:01 PM CST
Welcome!

It does look like a cherry tree. But more like a cherry shrub at this point.

Is this how it looked when you got it? Or did you prune?
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Datreeman
Sep 14, 2017 2:04 PM CST
It was pruned to be a bonsai. When i went to the plant nursery they all have the single trunk like trees so just wondering about the the one i got.
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2017 2:19 PM CST
It was probably grown from a cutting. After the cutting rooted, it was cut off at ground level (or close) to force it to become a multi-trunked tree.

It was too big to train as a bonsai. That process should have started when it was originally cut.

Most cherry trees are grafted with one graft stock leading to one trunked trees.
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Datreeman
Sep 14, 2017 2:23 PM CST
Ah ok im trying to get a akebono cherry tree next year, anywhere you can order those small? But i was trying to figure out what kind this could be. Thanks for help though
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2017 2:48 PM CST
There are nurseries that specialize in plants specificly for bonsai. The more important question is do you live in the right hardiness zone for an Akebono Cherry? They do not do well in hot, dry summer areas.
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Datreeman
Sep 14, 2017 3:03 PM CST
Yea it should be ok in the bay area, my local nursery wont get till early next year.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2017 3:17 PM CST
If you are in the Bay area, that tree should do fine.

Check out this website - its not the most tech savvy but they make up for it with their beautiful, healthy, bonsai size plants. I have purchased quite a few plants from them and have never been disappointed. I don't see Akebono Cherry but maybe you will find something you like.

https://www.evergreengardenwor...

Good luck!
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