Weeping Cherry Tree – Seed Vs. Grafting

Q: I want to purchase a weeping cherry tree this spring. I know there are grafted one and ones started by seed. What’s the difference?

A: Grafted weeping cherry trees maintain approximately the same height they possess when planted. Seedling trees, like ‘Higan’ weeping cherry, can grow to thirty feet tall. Both can be attractive in a landscape of appropriate size. The grafted cherry will sometimes send up straight shoots that originate below the graft but they are easy to prune out.

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