weeping cherry tree - Knowledgebase Question

Bronston, Ke
Question by kywomanjt
May 31, 2010
I planted a weeping cherry tree about 4 ft tall several yrs ago. It is growing great, about 5-6 ft now, the branches touch the ground, I trimmed them back last year, this year they are to the ground again, it looks more like a big bush. My problem is, in the spring I don't get many blooms on the tree, only about 15-20, then the leaves come on rapidly. Why am I not getting a tree full of blooms

Answer from NGA
May 31, 2010


Plant maturity has a lot to do with flowering, as does exposure to sunshine, and even the weather. If your cherry tree is getting full sun then immaturity is a factor in its failure to bloom abundantly. A little patience on your part is all that's necessary. Be sure to prune it right after it has finished blooming. Enjoy yoru tree!

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