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Cherry blossom - buds falling off, only partially blossoming

Hi there,

I have a young cherry blossom tree (prunus pink perfection) which I bought about 18 months ago. It blossomed last year and this year, but both times it only partially blossomed. Lots of the un-blossomed buds fall off just by touching them. There also seem to be lots of buds growing on the trunk and branches - which strikes me as a bit odd, but I don't know. Otherwise it seems healthy – no obvious signs (to me) of any disease etc. 

I'm attaching photos of it in "full bloom".

Does anyone know why this is happening and how I might be able to help it along ready for next year? Thanks! :smile:


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,270
    Its a young tree. Give it time. A bucket of water a week with some liquid feed in might help.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,112
    I agree ... buds forming but not opening is usually a result of drought at the roots. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hi both, sorry for the slow reply - thanks so much for your advice :) 
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