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Prunus Amanogawa- when to remove the planting stake?

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  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    I didn't stake mine at all and it's been fine. 
  • mark.cottermark.cotter Posts: 4
    edited May 2020
    Mine is gone in the ground a few weeks, I’m about to stake it as we’re expecting wind. I bought it last year and I am baffled at the way they pruned it at the nursery. It’s top heavy and all the branches that would have given it its characteristic look have been cut. 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,222
    I would only stake that tree with a short diagonal stake, driven in from where the grass starts, so that you avoid hitting the rootball. The tree can then be secured to the stake using a proper rubber tree stake which can be adjusted. The top looks fine to me, is it a prunus Amanogawa? 
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