Cherry tree water sprouts

Discussion in 'Ornamental Cherries' started by LJO, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. LJO

    LJO New Member

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    Saanich Peninsula
    I have just moved into a new place. There is an ornamental cherry tree that has very large water spout growths on it. The diameter of these growths are about 3-5 inches. How would you suggest they be removed? Should I wait until winter to remove them?
  2. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I don't know much about this, but I think it is ok to do this now. The Vancouver Parks Board was planning to remove rootstock growth from a local ornamental cherry tree in the summer. I found a website that says spring is best, but the Parks Board told me they would not do that while the tree is blooming, which is in the spring. This page is about fruit trees, but maybe is useful:
    Fruit Tree Care: Removing Tree Suckers & Watersprouts

    I hope someone who actually knows something will reply.

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