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Old flowering Cherry tree, is it past it's best?

We have a flowering cherry tree in the garden that has been there for approximately 20 years. Normal gives off a lovely display of pink flowers but this year it wasn't as vigorous.  Is there anything we can do to improve the flower coverage for next year or is it time to start looking for a new tree? Many thanks. 


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Could be age (many flowering cherries only live for 15-20 years), an effect of last years droughts or maybe a disease is taking hold.  Can you post a few photos?  That would give someone a chance to perhaps diagnose any visible problems.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Cat_dogCat_dog Posts: 4
    Thanks for the reply.  Hadn't thought it could be to do with last years dought . Unfortunately cant post pictures at the moment . If the flowers were mainly to the ends of the branches and quite bare apart from this ,would a good prune at some point in the year do any harm ? Sorry I'm a completely novice gardener . Thanks again.
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