Can I plant a cherry tree in October?

Asked October 3, 2015, 1:46 PM EDT

I would like to plant two small container cherry trees in my backyard in Longmont in early October. The trees are a Montmorency cherry and a Northstar cherry. They would be about 6 feet tall with a thin diameter. Can I do this now?

Boulder County Colorado trees and shrubs cherry trees horticulture

1 Response

Yes, fall is a good time for planting deciduous trees in Colorado. Please remember to site your trees planning for their mature size. Also, winter watering when the temperature is above 40 degrees is advisable for all trees in our dry climate, but particularly for newly planted trees. Water regularly every two to three days the entire first year of planting your new tree.