Flowering Cherry - Knowledgebase Question

shady side, Ma
Question by scdealemoose
May 24, 2010
I planted a flowering cherry tree about 3 weeks ago..it has een doing great ..i am now noticing that lower half of the tree's leaves are turnng brown on the edges and are curling up..am i over watering..i have been watering it every other day..

Answer from NGA
May 24, 2010


Overwatering can show up as brown leaf margins. If you're watering every other day, it may be excessive. The best way to water is to make a watering basin beneath the plant by mounding up a few inches of soil all around, about 12" out from the trunk of the tree. Fill the basin with water, allow to drain, then fill it a second time. Once a week should be fine for your ornamental cherry tree. Watering in this way concentrates the moisture directly over the root mass and allows it to trickle down, wetting the entire root system. Best wishes with your tree!

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