Weeping Cherry Trees

Weeping Cherry Tree Has Branches Growing Straight Up

Anonymous added on July 21, 2015 | Answered

Our weeping cherry tree has branches growing straight up. What or why is this happening, except all the rain we got this year opposite of last year and the tree is about 4 years? We don't think it is grafted. The branches are growing straight up, doesn't even look like the branches on the tree. What is this and will it grow and then begin to weep or what? We have a weeping Mulberry and it seems to be doing the same. We have had a great wet year compared to last year so what do we do or just sit and watch what they do? Thank you!

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Answered on July 22, 2015

A previous pruning may have removed the weeping branches of the plant. The weeping comes from grafts and once the grafted weeping branches are damaged or pruned back to severely, the natural upright branches return. Those that have yet to be pruned may be in need of pruning to get it to start 'weeping' downward. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/weeping-cherry/pruning-weeping-cherry.htm

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