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cherry stella potted

i bought a cherry tree and it came 5 months ago and i planted it the way the instructions told me to,it came with the buds on but no leaves,and it has not grown at all it is still in the same condition i bought it in,the only thing i done was replanted it, as it advised me to
any ideas
thank you


  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,823
    I planted a Stella at our allotment a few months ago.  It does have some buds on it, but they are small, and it is a bit too early for leaves.  Your title suggests you have it in a pot, is that correct?  Trees, especially hungry fruiting ones, are probably better in the ground.  Cherry trees have large roots, so again, probably not so good in a pot.  Make sure the soil does not dry out, place it where it will get full sun, and start giving it a weekly feed around March/April time.  Assuming it is still alive, it should be OK.
  • topmybjtopmybj Posts: 2
    thank you i to have had an allotment for years but this was bought as a pot plant for my home garden i have other trees in my garden and they have leaves on but not fruit ones i am making sure it does not dry out its the first fruit tree i have tried thanks again
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,222
    My Stella has dark buds all over, these will produce flowers first and the leaves will come as they open. Remember to get that fruit cage on as soon as you see little green fruits, if you want to eat them and not the birds.😁
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