Freak Cherry Tree?
About 35 years ago we planted a Montmorency cherry tree in our back yard in a suburb of Montreal. It has grown to about 40 ft, and yesterday a wind storm brought it down.
We want to replace it, and the specs on this variety of tree is a lifespan of 15-20 yrs, and a height of 15 ft.
Is it possible that our tree was a variety of Montmorency tree that lives longer (35 yrs), grows taller (40 ft) or was it just a freak? We'd like to avoid it and stick to a smaller tree for our second go around, as for the last several years the cherries have been too high to pick.
This tree gave us many years of wonderful pies, so it definitely was a sour cherry tree. Any guidance to steer us away from a tree that will grow too high will be appreciated.