How to Plant Cherry Trees

Early spring is the ideal time to plant cherry tree seedlings since the earth has just begun to thaw and the 

trees are still dormant. They can also be sown in the fall. In an environment with warm summer days and

chilly nights, cherry trees thrive. Choose a location where the tree will have enough of sun, great airflow, and

space to grow to its full size. Space your full-sized trees about 40 feet (12 meters) apart. Leave around

20 feet (6 meters) between trees if they are dwarf kinds. Make sure the planting hole is big enough for the 

roots of a cherry tree if you are planting it from the ground. The hole for potted trees has to be three times as broad as the pot.

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