Weeping Cherry Trees

Damage to Weeping Cherry…Unknown Cause


Aries added on June 10, 2014 | Answered

My weeping cherry is 3 yrs. old. It bloomed beautifully the last 2 yrs. but this year it didn't bloom at all and there are only sparse leaves on 1/2 the tree. We live in northern Ohio, just south of Cleveland and had a terrible winter w/ wind chills -40 at times. The branches on the 1/2 of the tree w/o leaves are still viable ( not dry or brittle) but the buds are not developing. Is this frost/freeze damage? What, if anything, can I do to save the tree?


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
theficuswrangler
Answered on June 11, 2014

Yes, in all probability, your tree is suffering from winter damage. A late freeze could have killed the buds on the less protected part of the tree. TLC and some pruning should help your tree recover, although sometimes it takes 2 or 3 years to get back where it was before the freeze. Here are a couple of articles on care and pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/weeping-cherry/weeping-cherry-growing-tips.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/weeping-cherry/pruning-weeping-cherry.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Weeping Cherry Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.