trees arrived - couple of planting/pruning questions
I just received my two cherry trees from raintree. They were whips (about 5 ft tall) with one of them being cut to fit in the box (about 1/4" maybe a little larger on top). the other one has buds at the very top. All buds are starting to swell and just about to start growing leaves. I understand that i need to cut them off about 3-4feet up to let branches start to develop. Considering that these will be in containers, would it matter if i cut at 2' instead, i would rather have lower branches considering the container is about ~2' tall. Could i root the cuttings? how would that work since there is no rootstock? There are plenty of buds up and down the tree. One of the cherries looks like it had a pretty big side branch cut off (same diameter as trunk) i am wondering if that is normal? I will try and upload a picture once i plant.