Have i killed my Cherry Blossom. I pruned it in February, it was fine last year.
This year there is only a few flowers on one or two branches and a handful of leaves. . The branches are brittle and easily snapped.
Hello Elaine. Cherry blossom tres don't live terribly long, maybe 20 years or so. If yours looks like it's been around for a while it may just have reached its normal lifespan. If it's not all that old, I would hunt around in the soil to see if you can see any black wiry things - cherry trees suffer from Honey fungus.
All I know is that cherry trees shouldn't be pruned until mid summer because you have to wait until all new growth has matured - one of the few tree's that do not appreciate being pruned at other times. Waiting to do mine at the mo as have a few low branches on my young tree that need to be removed.