type soil for flowering cherry - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mtthwschnck
February 27, 2010
what type of fertilizer and mulch is best used for flowering cherry trees?

Answer from NGA
February 27, 2010
Flowering cherry trees can be fed each spring with a general purpose garden fertilizer such as a 10-10-10. Apply in amounts as directed on the label which will differ depending upon the size of your tree. You can use compost, shredded bark or even bark nuggets as mulch around your tree. Be sure to keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk of your tree. If it is too close it can hold too much moisture against the bark and cause problems.

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