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 Semi-dwarf Stella Cherries for heavy soil 
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Post Semi-dwarf Stella Cherries for heavy soil
I want to plant Stella and Montmorency cherry trees of a semi-dwarf size. However, I have heavy soil (in Virginia) and would like to find these varieties on a rootstock compatible with my soil. So far, I have only found them on Mahaleb which I hear is not suitable for such soil. I would appreciate any advice on the problem.

Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:33 am

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Post Re: Semi-dwarf Stella Cherries for heavy soil
Out here with our rain and heavy soils, I believe most have traditionally planted on colt rootstock. Many have been using the Gisela series from Germany and I have found those to work well also. I would also put gravel, rock and old wood in the hole when planting to speed drainage.
John S

Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:41 pm
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