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When and how to prune a Mature cherry blossom tree

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  • I’ll look for a leaf too. 
  • Please have a look under the tree for a fallen leaf..or maybe there is one still attached .

    Or maybe there are some fruits still on the tree.
    More pics would help.

    Prunus.... Cherry trees can produce cherries...which contain a single stone...all are edible but not all taste great.

    I had a look for leaves, But there’s too many from surrounding gardens. I did find some of these fruits still on a few branches. 


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,063
    If you cut the fruit in half crosswise, what's inside? A single stone (cherry) or several seed compartments like an apple core (hawthorn or small-fruited crabapple).
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,320
    Um ... in my experience most hawthorns only have one stone per fruit.   :)
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,063
    Aren't they in the Rose family? Every day's a schoolday!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,320
    I used to make hawthorn berry wine ... pounding those hips in a bucket I'll swear every one contained one hard stone (a lot like a cherry) but very little flesh ... less flesh than a cherry. 
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  • JennyJ said:
    If you cut the fruit in half crosswise, what's inside? A single stone (cherry) or several seed compartments like an apple core (hawthorn or small-fruited crabapple).
    It seems to have several Seeds rather than a stone. I also found a few very old leaves clinging on if that helps with identification?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,320
    Not a cherry and not a hawthorn. 

    Possibly an ornamental Malus (crab apple)


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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,063
    And as it's definitely not cherry (prunus family), you can prune it now if you want to.
  • Thanks guys. 
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