Can I Shorten New Montmorency Cherry Now?

treehugger101May 26, 2013

I just received a very tall (6-7') Montmorency Cherry and planted it in a 27 gallon pot. It is one trunk leafing out. It is too tall already. Can I trim the main trunk to say, 4 or 5' now or should I wait until it is established?

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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

TH,
I normally like to establish the scaffold at about 3 feet in the ground. But if you planted in a container then 4 feet should be OK. You can trim it now and new shoots will develop.

Tony

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