top a tree to keep it smaller - Knowledgebase Question

Worcester, Ma
Question by phillipswrc
April 5, 2010
Can I top a flowering , weeping, cherry tree of 25' to keep it at 10' and not grow any taller ?

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2010


I would recommend against topping a cherry tree (or any tree for that matter). It's easier to find a tree that grows to the height and width you want than to try to keep a large tree small. Continually pruning your cherry tree to keep it small will eventually weaken it, and make it more prone to diseases as it matures. If you have a small space and want a weeping cherry tree, plant a dwarf weeping cherry. It matures at 10-12' in height and won't need constant pruning to keep the size controlled. Best wishes with your landscape.

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