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Cherry Blossom trees looking poorly

a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058
i have only just noticed how poorly my cherry trees look. I have a (short) avenue with conditions on the left and the right being different. It’s dryer and sunnier on the right, wetter on the left. The dryer side look better, though I think they are all peaky.
It seems I got hardly any blossom at all, the buds are lying on the floor. They are now in leaf, but they don’t look nearly as leafy as usual. 
We had a very dry winter, had the dry hot spring weather, then cold and frosts, and since then a bit of rain.
any thoughts on what has happened? If the blossom died off due to a late frost that’s ok, but what about the leaf? 
They are tai haku btw. I can get pics tomorrow. 


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,174
    I expect they're suffering from lack of water. I would put the hosepipe on them for a good hour or so and see if they perk up.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058
    It does sound like lack of water, though the ones on the dryer side look better than the wetter side. 
    I don’t usually water anything once established so that might well help. 
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