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Jun 3, 2020 2:04 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Michigan - rural (Zone 5a)
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I have 2 large Romeo dwarf Cherry Trees and a Carmine Jewel dwarf Cherry planted in a row. They have been there for several years. Each year they are loaded with blossoms, but the Romeos basically set zero fruit and the Carmine sets a handful.

Since these are suppose to be self pollinating, what else could be the problem? It's so disappointing to see them loaded with blooms each year and never get fruit.
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Jun 3, 2020 2:13 PM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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They don't flower at the same time is the problem.
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Jun 3, 2020 3:00 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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The timing should not matter if they are self fruitful.
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Jun 3, 2020 3:48 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Michigan - rural (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Garden Art Region: Michigan Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
Actually they do flower at the same time, but they are both suppose to be self pollinating anyways.

I've searched for an answer with no success, fingers crossed someone here has a clue. Thanks.
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Jun 6, 2020 4:46 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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Tell us about your cultural and maintenance practices. Do you ever spray for any pests or diseases? A chronology of your annual care regarding these trees may bear fruit - if I'm allowed a pun.

Do you have any photographs of these plants to share? Current pictures are fine, as well as any you might have of when these trees have flowered.
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Jun 7, 2020 9:19 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Michigan - rural (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Garden Art Region: Michigan Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
Thanks John, I'll look for photos when they are in bloom, I swear I took some! I'll take photos of them as of today later.

I do not spray, and not have fertilized since the plants are so robust and I could find no information on what to use. The only information I have found is that that they may benefit from pruning which I have never done.

I thought these were very low maintenance plants ... maybe not. They are low maintenance if all you want is a flowering landscape shrub.

I'll post pictures by the end of the day .... back to outdoor projects while we have a cool day.
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Jun 7, 2020 9:29 AM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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Include closeups of where the flowers had been on the branches, as well as whole plant images and contextual information.
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Jun 7, 2020 4:38 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Michigan - rural (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Garden Art Region: Michigan Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
I can't find the photos of the bushes in bloom, I may have deleted them accidentally.

Here are photos of the bushes today. The one closest to the barn is a "Carmine Jewel", and the next two are the "Romeo"


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Jun 7, 2020 7:30 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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They certainly look healthy enough!
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