My Weeping Cherry Branches Are About To Thouch The Soil - Knowledgebase Question

Southampton, PA
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Question by caroltonyg
May 25, 2001
how can i trim thaem back theres a lot of new shoots and small berries on the branches now

Answer from NGA
May 25, 2001
One of the ornamental aspects of a weeping cherry is that it weeps, and the plant naturally reaches the ground. It then shades its own roots and thus helps conserve soil moisture and a cooler temperature during the summer. Since it is usually difficult to grow other plants beneath a cherry tree die to its dense canopy and thirsty roots, this is not necessarily a bad thing. If however you feel it necessary to trim the tips, do so in the spring after bloom or by about the beginning of June.

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