What's your question? Ask

Weeping Cherry Trees

Q.Weeping Cherry Is Not Flowering / Alive In 80% Of The Tree

Zone Amherst NH | Jkaero added on April 21, 2021 | Answered

I have a grafted weeping cherry that always looked beautiful up until last year. Last year when we trimmed in spring we immediately had a drought and I don’t think the tree has recovered. A small portion of the top us flowering and growing and everything else looks dry/dead. Should I trim it back completely (will remove 80% of the branches)? Will it recover?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 22, 2021

These trees cannot survive this kind of damage and recover to a point to where they will ever look good again. The way this tree is grafted leaves very little room for error. When the top, weeping part sustains this much damage it will usually kill it. Next, root suckers will start to grow and take over. These are a different type of cherry tree and will not weep.

Removal and replacement is necessary from here.

This article will help offer tips on the care of these trees for the next planting:


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

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

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

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Weeping Cherry Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert