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Non flowering cherry

I have a cherry tree about 15 years old, it only ever flowers and produced cherries on the lower branches. It is healthy otherwise. What can be done to improve flowering - could it be a grafting problem 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,156
    Is there a possibility that birds could be taking the higher buds!
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,618
    I would agree about bird diagnosis. Pigeons do a great deal of damage to the top of a wild cherry tree in our garden leaving completely bare branches. They also attack our cherry plum and plum trees.
  • That’s it’s a possibility, there are an awful lot of branches coming from the base almost underground and these are the ones that flower
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