Mazzard Cherry Rootstock
Mazzard is the most popular cherry rootstock grown in North America and a good choice for wet and heavy soils. Mazzard is slightly more vigorous than Mahalaeb, especially in poor soils, and is semi-dwarfing.
Choosing the correct rootstock can be the difference between a tree thriving or dying on your site. Rootstocks not only determine the overall size, vigor, and precociousness of a tree but also what soil types it can grow in, its drought tolerance and how well anchored your tree will be.
Now you can propagate your own fruit trees for very low costs or preserve rare and heirloom varieties by grafting them onto to resilient rootstocks. Be sure to check compatibility of your desired scion with your choice of rootstock.