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New cheery tree wind damage

i bought and planted a new pot grown flowering cherry in January, all was going well and it came into blossom with all the warm weather we had in February, then last weekend with all the wind the main stem snapped about aa third from the top. Will the teee be ok or is it game over? 
Is it possible to root a new tree from the part that snapped off?

i cut the broken main stem off with sharp secateurs.

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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,106
    It should grow new shoots from below the point that it broke off.  If you want the main trunk taller than that, you could train a new shoot vertically (tie it in to a stake) and prune off the others.
    I think cherries are grafted so no idea whether the top will grow successfully as a cutting.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    As JennyJ says, it will be grafted.
    Has it broken at the graft? Some are grafted quite high up to make a tree, the trunk is a wild Prunus with the pretty one grafted on top. Have you a photo? 
    If it's broken at the graft you will just have a wild cherry. 
    I don't think the top will grow as cuttings, cherries don't generally.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,106
    Good point, nutcutlet.  I assumed the graft would be low down like a rose (although now that I come to think of it, old-fashioned standard roses were grafted at the top of the trunk).
  • Greg4Greg4 Posts: 86
    Not sure where the graft is, I’ll have to check and report back.
  • Greg4Greg4 Posts: 86
    The draft is very low down.
  • Greg4Greg4 Posts: 86
    I meant graft
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    Greg4 said:
    I meant graft
    I didn't even notice, I read graft in the first post. If it's low down you should get new growth of your chosen tree at the top, then you can prune it to get the shape you want. Make a clean cut where it snapped, I'd do this now but for the rest I think cherries are best pruned in summer (someone else will confirm or not.)
  • Greg4Greg4 Posts: 86
    Nutcutlet, thanks have made a nice clean cut. I have put the broken stem in a bucket of water has it’s in flower and may as well get the benefit of it. Do you think it would produce roots if I were to push it into some compost?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    I doubt it will root but nothing to lose by trying
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