Mock Cherry

Leafless Japanese Mock Cherry

Jimmy0 added on September 13, 2015 | Answered

Only 1/2 of limbs of Japanese mock cherry have released this year. The nude limbs seem to be alive. Should I prune them off? Most leafless limbs seem alive - but leafless. Do I cut off/prune off all leafless limbs?

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Answered on September 16, 2015

Dead branches can be pruned at any time.

Any other pruning should be done when the tree is dormant, early spring or winter.

Adding a slow release fertilizer in the spring will help the tree get going. You can even use a tree fertilizer spike.

If it has been dry I would increase watering and make sure that it is a deep watering. Shallow watering does more harm than good.
Adding 2 to 3 inches of hardwood mulch will help with moisture retention.

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