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Plant cherry blossom next to fence?

Garden noobGarden noob Posts: 260

I really want a cherry blossom in my garden. A mature tree would sit nicely next to my fence, with the branches reaching out over the top of the fence. But I guess a young tree would suffer if it were planted close to a fence, as the branches can't spread?

How close to a fence can you plant a young cherry blossom?

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,451

    The branches on a tree grown as a full standard should have a clear stem up to or above fence height. Alternatively you could try an upright cherry like 'Amanogawa' which is narrower and the branches grow upwards. I wouldn't plant it too close though. The tree won't care about the fence. If the fence is in the way, it will come down!

    Last edited: 05 April 2017 22:09:54

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,113

    IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WHICH VARIETY YOU PLAN TO GROW.

    https://www.ornamental-trees.co.uk/flowering-cherry-trees-prunus-trees-c34

    SOME ARE MORE UPRIGHT THAN OTHERS.

    ONE THING TO BEAR IN MIND, IT IS GOING TO BE SOME TIME BEFORE ANY BRANCHES ARE REACHING OUT OVER THE FENCE. I ADMIRE YOUR PATIENCE.

    AND THE OTHER THING IS, YOU MAY LIKE THE IDEA OF BRANCHES SPREADING OUT OVER THE FENCE BUT WILL YOUR NEIGHBOURS BE SO KEEN?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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