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How to plant a grafted tree?

I’ve recently bought a couple of young grafted forest pansy trees.  They are in pots and are about 75 cm high from the top of the pot.   
The graft point is about 20 cms  from the top of the soil.  The branches are growing from the graft point at almost a 45 degree angle.... I’m not sure how I should plant. do I plant so that the graft point is just below soil level so that the main branch is vertical? Or do I plant as it is in the pot? In which case  I don’t think I’ll end up with straight and nicely shaped trees.   Perhaps I should just send them back? Advice would be much appreciated.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,337
    I would just plant them in the same way as they are growing in the pot.

    Because of the phenomena of geotropism and phototropism they will sort themselves out with time.

    If you look at the overall structure of the plant, although the main stem leans to the left the side branches lean to the right. Once the plant is established, it will become balanced.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Thank you Pansyface for your advice and reassurance, I’ll do as you suggest
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