Bare root cherry damaged in shipping?

cest_lovageJune 7, 2012

I have just received a package of bare root trees and shrubs. One tree, a North Star dwarf has no roots, just a chopped off base like a hop rhizome. It looks like there might be some tiny hairy roots, but no taproot.

Is this normal, or was it damaged during shipping?

Thanks in advance.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sergnic(z9 Italy)

Cest,
Maybe I do not know enough of the world, and also I do not know where you write from, (it is helpful if you indicate it!).
But sending deciduous plants, bare root, in June I think it is folly, ...to send them and ask to have them.

The bare-root plants (deciduous) have to be sent before or just after the last frosts, but may be that where both are now in the last frosts, ....here at my cherries (fruits) are already mature.
The bare-root plants are precisely with roots, ...as a rule, but often are used cuttings as rootstock, and than with few roots.
The system is to run the plant, and see if it develops.
Outside of this is risky to make assessments, proof of the facts will give you the correct answer.
Sergnic

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 6:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cest_lovage

Hi Sergnic
I am in northern USA, so frosts have recently past.
I wish I could be in beautiful Italy like you. Fond memories of past visits.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 8:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Cest, I have to say, even for you in NH, it's awfully late to be getting anything bare root. You didn't mention what nursery you ordered from? You should have SOME root structure. Doesn't sound like it was damaged in shipping, it sounds like this is how it came from the grower. Let us know what grower/nursery you ordered from. Many folks on this list are familiar with a broad range of growers. We can let you know if you're working with a reputable one. And, that being said, you need to contact the grower. Send a photo of the tree in the box and what it looked like when you opened it. Ask for a replacement or refund. Pretty hard to get a tree to grow with no roots.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 1:04PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Growing Anything Under A Black Walnut Tree
Hi Gang.....maybe someone here has a solution or idea,...
Greenhorn2
Can I prevent Fire Blight the way I prevent Peach Leaf Curl?
Okay, so it's pretty easy to prevent peach leaf curl....
frostygardener
Walnut scion wanted
I know it is getting late but mine are not budding...
jerry63
Lime and lemon tree Houston area?
Best lime and lemon tree for Houston area? What are...
johnfam
Wisconsin honeyberry/haskap growers?
I'm combining the two as it seems with continued breeding...
wisconsitom
Sponsored Products
Elon Plantation Cherry 15 3/4" x 43" Wall Mirror
Lamps Plus
Olde Bronze Flush Mount 1-Light
PLFixtures
Textured Lines Rug 10' x 14' - RED
$4,599.00 | Horchow
1" Customiser Mini Blinds. Free Samples and Shipping!
$40.00 | Blinds.com
Surface Mount Tiles: Shanko Finish Nails 208 Lacquer Finish Steel 2 ft. x 4 ft.
$33.23 | Home Depot
Dimond Canaan Ceramic Table Lamp D2264 - D2264
$398.00 | Hayneedle
Filigreed Hose Holder
Grandin Road
Panton Chair Classic (1959-60) by Vitra
$1,630.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™