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Q.What Do I Do With This Weeping Cherry Tree?

Zone Athens, GA | AthensGa4 added on March 24, 2021 | Answered

I planted it in front yard, and it was obviously almost dead so I pulled it up and set it beside fence until garbage day.. now it’s blooming crazy..Do I replant it in original spot or in big planter??

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Answered on March 25, 2021

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the situation.

I would say, the better of the two options will be planting it in ground. This will give it the best chance of survival.

In the future, you can test if the tree is dead or not by doing the scratch test. Scratching a branch with your nail should reveal living tissue. The branch will be pliable and not brittle. If the branch has no life to it, is not bendable, or it breaks when you bend it, then it is safe to call it dead. If the branch has some pliability and scratch test reveals living tissue, then it will be safe to call the tree living.

Here is an article that will help you to care for the tree:


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