My self fertilizing bing cherry tree has not flowered. - Knowledgebase Question

lakewood, Ca
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Question by ponceerika1
August 12, 2010
I purchased a self fertilizing cherry tree in april. its in a pot that gets 6 hours of sun. i water it about twice a week. it has dropped all its leaves and has not flowered. is this normal?

Answer from NGA
August 12, 2010
Cherry trees flower in late winter or early spring so you won't see any flowers for the rest of this growing season. It should get 6-8 hours of direct sunshine and it should be watered once or twice a week. Too much water, or soil that remains too wet can actually suffocate the roots. Try cutting back on your watering and with any luck your tree will recover. Hope so!

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