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Sweet cherry tree alive but not leafing out

I have four cherry trees, one mature and three young. The mature one (12 years old) has flowered this Spring and fully leafed out; two of the young ones have leafed out, but I guess are too young to flower. What concerns me is the one young tree that hasn’t even leafed out.

I bought this whip-like sweet cherry tree last summer, it’s about 6 feet tall and has short branches here and there. I planted it in my yard before the Winter, and it has received ample irrigation. Again, while my other cherry trees have flowered / leafed out this Spring, this cherry tree has not done so.

I thought maybe it was dead, so I cut off a branch, cut it up into four short pieces, and planted them in a pot indoors, and all four pieces leafed out! I also went to the trunk of the tree itself and peeled off a bit, and it’s totally green inside! So it seems to be alive, but for some reason not doing what it should be. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance…


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#1 Comment By BushDoctor On 04/08/2018 @ 9:57 pm

What climate zone are you in? Sometimes, cherries that like warmer weather will be reluctant to come out of dormancy. Can you upload a photo? Is it near your other trees? If it is in a different location, then there is a possibility that the pH is off in the soil. If this is in the same area, then I would not suspect this to be the case.


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