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Cherry Rootstocks

Information about cherry tree rootstocks including detailed description of growing characteristics

Cherry TreeChoosing the right cherry tree for the right place is of utmost importance to avoid disappointment especially when growing top fruit trees. There are many sizes and forms available to suit every situation and how large a tree grows and it's form is mainly determined by the rootstock onto which the cultivar is grafted.

 

The chart below shows a selection of cherry tree rootstocks available together with details of their characteristics including detailed information including height, spread, planting distances and suitable forms.

 

Gisela 5 Rootstock - Semi Dwarfing

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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 8-10ft (2.4-3m)

10ft (3m)

10ft (3m) apart, 12ft (3.6m) between rows  

Bush, Small Fan, Containers

 

Colt Rootstock  -  Semi Vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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12-15ft (3-4.5m)

15ft (4.5m)

15ft (4.5m) apart, 20ft (6.5m) between rows  

Half Standard, Bush, Containers

 

F12/1 Rootstock  - Very Vigorous

Mature height 
Spread
Planting distance
Suitable forms

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Over 20ft (6m)

20ft (6m)

20ft (6m) apart, 25ft (7.5m) between rows  

Standard

 

   

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