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Cherry advice please?


 Well, we moved into our new home and in the front garden there is a fab tree! Its a cherry which must be grafted as its half white and half pink when its in blossom!!

However its a bit enthusiastic to say the least and although I don't know whether is a sweet or acid cherry I do know it needs a hair cut!

Can anyone advise me please?

I've read to do it in the summer and its forming cherries now!!

Thanks Carol


  • DiggerSeanDiggerSean Posts: 52



    It may not be either sweet or acid.

    Without being able to see the tree properly I think maybe it's an ornamental cherry blossom tree. The rootstock (white flowers)has been allowed to grow and is probably overtaking the desired scion material(pink flowers). I may be wrong but it's quite a common thing to happen and the cherries that you get will be very small, coming from the rootstock.

  • Carol 13Carol 13 Posts: 31

    Thanks Digger Sean, any advise on pruning?

    I can take another picture if it would help?


  • DiggerSeanDiggerSean Posts: 52

    Trouble with pruning is it can stimulate even more growth than before. Taking out large branches of cherry tree also runs the risk if disease entering the tree. I would suggest maybe getting a tree surgeon in to take a look and give advice. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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