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Flowering Cherry

We have what I think is a flowering Cherry in a very large pot. It has two trunks sort of like a Y. I have just looked out the patio window and noticed it has split down these to trunks to a length of between 6 and 8 inches. I have no idea when or how this was done but the wood is still very like in colour so it must have been recent. Can the tree be saved if so what should I do, I would love to save it if possible. 
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  • Hi, thought a photo might help. Sorry it's not good photo battery was going so had to be quick.


  • Sorry forgot to add photo.
  • Sorry I'm booting this up as I need an answer if someone can help or it will have to come out this weekend. 

    I would really love to save it.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,046
    Twin trunks like that are always prone to splitting, and then even if it survives there's an increased risk of disease getting in.  You could try binding it with raffia or something to bring the two halves together and hope for the best, but I think I'd give it up as a bad job.  If you replace it, get one with a single trunk which will be structurally stronger.
  • Thanks JennyJ, you confirmed what feared. It's a shame as it was always covered in bloom and has a lovely shinny bark. I'll take it out as I don't know how long it's been split. We have three big garden centres near us so will treat myself to a day out  next week.Thanks again for your help.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,046
    Hope you find a nice replacement!
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    Prunus incisa Ko-jo-no-mai is a beautiful ornamental cherry, ideal for a container as it doesn't get too big. Very pretty white blossom, brilliant Autumn colur foliage  and attractive twigs in Winter. I'd recommend it every time for a container.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/70924/i-Prunus-incisa-i-Kojo-no-mai/Details
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • Yorkshirerose thank you for that, it does look pretty. I'm having a day out next week going round three Garden Centers so will keep an eye open for that as they are big I might be lucky. I keep seeing mentioned so many lovely plants I'm going to be in trouble next week I'll want to buy so many plants but will have to make do with three or four.
  • Will let you know JennyJ.
  • guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 224
    Maybe the timing is good for you?

    I know nothing about this supplier, but the offer dropped in an email to me this week.

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