- Hardy Cherry Trees – Cherry Trees For Zone 5 Gardens
- About Growing Cherry Trees in Zone 5
- Zone 5 Cherry Trees
- Canadian Plant Hardiness Zones
- 14 Things to Know about Cherry Blossoms
- Gardening How-to Articles
- Flowering Cherry Trees for Your Own Garden
- Cultivation Tips
- Nine Great Choices
- Prunus × subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (syn. P. ‘Jugatsu-zakura’) October cherry
- Prunus × subhirtella var. pendula (syn. Prunus pendula) Weeping higan cherry
- Prunus × yedoensis Yoshino cherry
- Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ (syn. P. serrulata ‘Amanogawa’) ‘Amanogawa’ cherry
- Prunus ‘Shirotae’ (syn. P. serrulata ‘Shirotae’) ‘Shirotae’ cherry
- Prunus serrula Birch bark or paper bark cherry
- Prunus ‘Ukon’ (syn. Prunus serrulata ‘Ukon’) ‘Ukon’ cherry
- Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’ Fuji cherry
- Prunus serotina Wild black cherry
- Nursery Sources
- Flowering Cherries at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Flowering Cherry Trees
- Signature first blooms of spring.
- How to Plant Flowering Cherry Trees
- When to Prune Flowering Cherry Trees and More
- Dwarf Cherry Tree History
- Name Meaning Of Dwarf Cherry Tree
- Important Environmental Requirements
- Types of Weeping Cherry Trees:
- Selection of Dwarf Cherry Trees
- Where to Plant the Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree
- Planting a Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree
- Taking Care of your Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree
- Time for some Pruning
Hardy Cherry Trees – Cherry Trees For Zone 5 Gardens
If you live in USDA zone 5 and want to grow cherry trees, you’re in luck. Whether you’re growing the trees for the sweet or sour fruit or just want an ornamental, almost all cherry trees are suited for zone 5. Read on to find out about growing cherry trees in zone 5 and recommended varieties of cherry trees for zone 5.
About Growing Cherry Trees in Zone 5
Sweet cherries, the ones most commonly found in the supermarket, are meaty and sweet. Sour cherries are generally used to make preserves and sauces, and are smaller than their sweet relations. Both sweet and sour are fairly hardy cherry trees. Sweet varieties are suited to USDA zones 5-7 while sour cultivars are suited to zones 4-6. Thus, there is no need to search for cold hardy cherry trees, as either type will thrive in USDA zone 5.
Sweet cherries are self-sterile, so they need another cherry to aid in pollination. Sour cherries are self-fertile and with their smaller size might be a better choice for those with limited garden space.
There are also several flowering cherry trees to add to the landscape that are
suited to USDA zones 5-8. Both Yoshino and Pink Star flowering cherry trees are examples of hardy cherry trees in these zones.
- Yoshino is one of the fastest growing flowering cherries; it grows about 3 feet per year. This cherry has a lovely umbrella shaped habitat that can reach heights of up to 35 feet. It blooms with aromatic pink blossoms in the winter or spring.
- Pink Star flowering cherry is slightly smaller and only grows to about 25 feet in height and blooms in the spring.
Zone 5 Cherry Trees
As mentioned, if you have a smaller garden, a sour or tart cherry tree might work best for your landscape. A popular variety is ‘Montmorency.’ This tart cherry produces large, red cherries in mid-to late June and is available on standard size rootstock or on a semi-dwarfing rootstock, which will produce a tree that is 2/3 the standard size. Other dwarf varieties are available from ‘Montmorency’ rootstock as well as from ‘Meteor’ (semi-dwarf) and ‘North Star,’ a full dwarf.
Of the sweet varieties, Bing is probably the most recognizable. Bing cherries are not the best choice for zone 5 gardeners, however. They are far too susceptible to fruit cracking and brown rot. Instead, try growing:
- ‘Starcrimson,’ a self-fertile dwarf
- ‘Compact Stella,’ also a self-fertile
- ‘Glacier,’ produces very large, mahogany-red fruit midseason
For these smaller cherries, look for rootstock labeled ‘Mazzaard,’ ‘Mahaleb’ or ‘Gisele.’ These provide disease resistance and tolerance to poor soils.
Other sweet zone 5 cherry trees include Lapins, Royal Rainier and Utah Giant.
- ‘Lapins’ are one of the few sweet cherries that can self-pollinate.
- ‘Royal Rainier’ is a yellow cherry with a red blush that is a prolific producer but it does need a pollinizer.
- ‘Utah Giant’ is a big, black, meaty cherry that also need a pollinizer.
Choose varieties that are adapted to your area and are resistant to disease if possible. Think about whether you want a self-sterile or self-fertile variety, how large a tree your landscape can accommodate, and whether you want the tree simply as an ornamental or for fruit production. Standard sized fruiting cherries produce 30-50 quarts of fruit per year while dwarf varieties about 10-15 quarts.
Canadian Plant Hardiness Zones
It is very important to make sure the fruit trees you are looking to purchase are adequate for the plant hardiness zone you live in. Below is a useful map by Natural Resources Canada illustrating the zones countrywide.
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Depending on the type of fruit you are looking to grow, the allowed zone would change. We recommend the following zones for these fruits:
Apple trees will fare well down to zone 4 – 5. **only some varieties and conditions will make it to zone 4.
Pear trees will also fare well down to zone 5.
Plums of the European varieties will fare well down to zone 5.
Plums of Japanese varieties will fare well down to zone 6.
Nectarines will fare well down to zone 6.
Peaches will fare well in zones 6-7.
Apricots will only fare well in warm climates, zone 7.
These are suggestions based on our many years of experience growing fruit trees, there are numerous factors that can affect whether your fruit tree will make it through the winter. Site selection, soil conditions, wind cover, pest control, and amount of previous crop all play a role in the stress of the tree during winter. If you have any questions regarding proper planting and general care of your fruit tree, please visit our planting guide for some helpful tips.
If would take the better portion of a day to name every variety of cherry tree. All of them lovely and all originating from China and Japan.
Whether singularly or planted in rows, ornamental cherry trees produce a dazzling show of color each spring.
Some grow small and compact, others grow tall and provide shade, some produce cherries while others are strictly ornamental.
All varieties of this flowering tree will grow well when planted in full sun and well draining soil, but certain varieties do better in certain climates and growing zones.
These 4 are the best cherry trees to grow in the southern climate and soil.
All varieties of the weeping cherry tree grow pendulous-style branches, but that is where their similarity ends. The flowers might be pink or white: single or double blooms.
The tree may be a grafted onto a Higan cherry root stock (P. x subhirtella) or it may be grown on it’s own root stock.
The flowers may be pink or white and singles or doubles and the branch structure upright or drooping depending on the exact cultivar.
The weeper may grow to look like an up-shooting fountain or give a more formal look with branches cascading down to the ground, either can reach a mature height of 12 feet or 40 feet.
Fall foliage is also spectacular on a weeping cherry tree. With leaves that turn either golden yellow or orange. Make sure you are purchasing the variety of weeping cherry tree that you want for your landscape.
The star of annual cherry festival in Washington, D. C. and other spring celebrations around the south, the Yoshino flowering cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) is fast growing and starts producing blooms the first spring after planting.
With its slightly pink tinted white petals, the Yoshino is one of the more classic and stately varieties rather than in your face punk rockers blazing pink like some of the other cultivars.
Yoshino cherry trees will reach a mature size of about 35 feet tall and wide and produce clouds of pinkish-white blooms each spring before the branches leaf out. Fall foliage colors range from yellow to reddish-brown.
This is the ornamental flowering tree that signals the arrival of spring in the south. Okame cherry trees ( P. Okame) blooms at different times each spring, often as early as Valentine’s Day.
Producing thousands of deep pink blooms on leafless branches, the tree will grow to a mature size of about 20 feet tall and wide, growing into a neat oval shape.
With its single blossom and delicate deep pink petals, there is no lovelier cultivar than the Okame.
Okame is heat tolerant and does exceptionally well in the hot, humid, drought-prone southern climate. This ornamental tree produces orange-red fall foliage and it’s bark turns a glossy reddish-brown color as part of its fall color display.
Huge, ruffled, doubled deep pink blossoms make this cherry tree resemble a southern belle dressed up for prom night. Kwanzan ( P. serrulata) blooms in late spring after the branches have begun to leaf out.
This flowering ornamental will reach a mature height of about 30 feet and grow in a vase-shape pattern, leaving planty of head-room under its glossy, deep green leafed branches. Fall foliage is reddish-brown in color.
14 Things to Know about Cherry Blossoms
Study up on some facts before all the cherry trees are blooming this spring.
- The cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan. In 1912, they mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki gave the United States 3000 cherry trees to plant around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. In return, the United States gifted Japan with flowering dogwoods in 1915.
- The Cherry Blossom Festival in DC is dependent on when the trees bloom each year. There is an official website dedicated to predicting the cherry blossom bloom time. This year, it’s predicted that March 22 – 24 will be the peak days.
- Most ornamental cherry trees are bred more for the lovely blossoms than the edible fruit. The strictly ornamental genus of cherry trees is the prunus. These trees still produce fruit in the summer, but it’s so sour that only animals eat it.
- Cherry blossom season lasts for about a month every spring and is always weather dependent early March to early April is a good rule of thumb. Most trees bloom for one to two weeks. The further South, the earlier the trees bloom.
- Edible cherry trees are marked by the genus rosaceae (just like the irritable skin condition). Also, it’s very hard to grow snackable cherries in the South because they need cool temperatures.
- George Washington never actually chopped down a cherry tree. That was a myth created by one of Washington’s early biographers, Mason Locke Weems.
- They do have a light fragrance.
- When blooming, cherry blossom branches make for easy and impactful flower arrangements that last for a long time.
- Cherry trees grow quickly, but they don’t last very long. You can expect to need a new cherry tree in 20 to 30 years.
- Although their looks are delicate, you can actually grow them yourself assuming that you place them in a location with full sun and well-drained soil. Our Grumpy Gardener recommends his favorite types to grow:
- The Yoshino Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis) – this is the variety that surrounds the Washington, DC Tidal Basin and has a whole festival dedicated to it. It can grow to 35-feet tall.
- The Weeping Cherry (P. x subhirtella) these can have pink or white flowers, come in a variety of sizes. Their branches spill downwards like water coming from a fountain.
- Okame Cherry (P. ‘Okame’) are deep pink, grow to 20-feet with branches veering up in a traditional, rounded tree form. They can be early bloomers sometimes blossoming around Valentine’s Day in the Lower South.
- Kwanzan Cherry (P. serrulata ‘Kwanzan’) is a vigorous grower with blooms that look like carnations. It’s also a late bloomer that blossoms in mid-to-late Spring and reaches about 30-feet tall.
Have you sniffed out the South’s most foul smelling tree? We bet you have, but you didn’t know it!
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Flowering Cherry Trees for Your Own Garden
By Brian Funk | April 1, 2009
Of the many important plant collections at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the flowering cherry trees are perhaps the most cherished. As the gardener responsible for the care of many of these trees, I’ve had the opportunity to study and appreciate this diverse collection, some members of which are quite rare. But just because they’re spectacular doesn’t mean that flowering cherries are limited to botanic gardens. In fact, these trees can be excellent additions to your own yard or garden.
Cherries are among the most popular and beautiful spring-flowering trees. Their pink or white flowers are usually the first to bloom and signal the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The cherry blossom, or sakura, has been the national flower of Japan for centuries and is a symbol for the country itself. In spring, during the blossom-viewing season called Hanami, flowering cherries are celebrated with festivals all over Japan. These usually involve having a picnic and drinking sake on blankets under the blooming trees with family or friends while watching the petals fall. Japanese literature has often compared the short and colorful life of the cherry flower to that of the samurai; the transience of the tree’s blooms also exemplifies the Buddhist concept of the impermanence of all things.
The term “flowering cherry” refers to seven species of Prunus trees and their cultivars, most originating in Japan, with highly ornamental inflorescences—umbels or corymbs of three to seven flowers. Though many cultivars are sterile, some of these colorful trees also produce purple-black pea-size drupes, inedible except to birds. Japanese flowering cherry trees come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to fit almost any garden site. Medium-size trees of 15 to 30 feet in height are often chosen over the more shrubby, weedy, or massive forms for their ability to offer scented flowers at eye and nose level.
One reason flowering cherries fare so well in home gardens is that their cultural requirements are quite simple. They need full sun for best flowering and general health, and they are not demanding in regard to soil type or pH, although a well-drained soil or location is beneficial. Japanese flowering cherries are grown in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9, with specific ranges therein for each variety. In colder areas, for example, early blossoms may be damaged or destroyed by frosts. In southern regions where it gets warm early in the season, some trees tend to flower weakly and sporadically, making for an unimpressive display.
Flowering cherries are fast growing but unfortunately have a short life span. Most varieties can be expected to live only 25 to 50 years, although the higan cherry (Prunus × subhirtella) has been known to live to 100 years or more. Like other members of the Rosaceae, or rose family, cherries are susceptible to many pests and diseases. In the New York City area, the predominant problems are fungal diseases, such as brown rot, which affects the smaller interior twigs and foliage. Proper pruning—thinning out branches to allow for better air and light circulation—and removing infected leaves from under the tree help protect against brown rot. In serious cases, fungicide applications may be required.
In the American plant industry, propagation is usually performed by grafting buds or shoots onto Prunus avium rootstock for fast growth. There are a few cherries that can be rooted from cuttings, including P. subhirtella, P. pendula, and P. × yedoensis. Hardwood cuttings should be taken from year-old twigs with three leaf buds and no flower buds in March or April; softwood cuttings should be taken from unflowered twigs in June.
Nine Great Choices
Following are some flowering cherries that deserve more attention. Unfortunately, many cherry varieties and cultivars are scarce and difficult to locate. These suggestions include options for every garden situation.
Prunus × subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (syn. P. ‘Jugatsu-zakura’)
During warm spells in the fall—usually December in New York City but October in Japan—this tree will flower lightly and then bloom again in April with a big show of open, nearly flat flowers. The single to double flowers are pink in bud, opening to light pink or almost white. USDA Zones 5 to 8.
Prunus × subhirtella var. pendula (syn. Prunus pendula)
Weeping higan cherry
This most beautiful of the weeping cherries has a graceful habit with arching branches that often droop all the way to the ground. The Japanese name higan means “spring equinox,” which is approximately when it blooms; single pink flowers half an inch in diameter appear in early April, making it one of the earliest-blooming cherries. Purchase trees that have been grafted low on the rootstock, not on a five-foot pole, to ensure a graceful irregular form. Higan cherry is a long-lived and large-growing hybrid; spectacular 25-foot specimens grow around the pond of the Japanese garden at BBG. Zones 5 to 8.
Prunus × yedoensis
With single flowers of faint pink to white, the Yoshino (also known as the Tokyo or Somei-Yoshino cherry) is perhaps the quintessential flowering cherry, depicted widely in Japanese fine art and planted throughout that country. It has been widely exported from Japan and planted extensively in places like Washington, D.C.’s Tidal Basin (Potomac Park). The ‘Akebono’ cultivar is smaller in size and leaf, with light pink flowers. Zones 5/6 to 8.
Prunus ‘Amanogawa’ (syn. P. serrulata ‘Amanogawa’)
This 25-foot-tall columnar, vase-shaped tree is heavy blooming, with upright soft pink flowers in mid-April. The narrow fastigiate form allows it to be planted in a tight spot in the garden. The semidouble flowers also have an excellent fragrance. The name means “Milky Way” in Japanese. Displays good fall color. Zones 5 to 7.
Prunus ‘Shirotae’ (syn. P. serrulata ‘Shirotae’)
‘Shirotae’ is one of the better-known white-flowering cultivars due to its profuse and fragrant large blossoms. The tree has a broad-spreading habit when mature and should be given adequate space to grow about 20 feet tall and 30 feet wide. ‘Shirotae’ was formerly called ‘Mount Fuji’, as the crown forms a wide dome like the snow-capped mountain. It blooms in late April or early May. Zones 5 to 8.
Birch bark or paper bark cherry
This small tree, native to China, grows about 15 or 20 feet tall and sports white flowers in May at the same time its new leaves are unfolding. Its main ornamental trait is the shiny, reddish-brown bark, which peels in thin strips like that of a birch tree. The leaves are narrow and long—about four inches—and resemble those of a willow. Zones 5 to 8.
Prunus ‘Ukon’ (syn. Prunus serrulata ‘Ukon’)
‘Ukon’ is a very old variety with unusual yellowish buds that open to chartreuse and finally cream blossoms over a period of about ten days. Flowers appear at the same time as the bronzy-green leaves are emerging, in late April or early May. An added bonus of this tree is its wonderful fall foliage of purple, red, and orange. Ukon is the Japanese word for the yellow spice turmeric, hinting at the color of the tree’s blossoms. Zones 5 to 8.
Prunus incisa ‘Kojo-no-mai’
This charming, early-flowering dwarf tree or shrub from the slopes of Mt. Fuji has twisted, wiry branches covered in five-petaled white blossoms that have pink centers. It’s compact, slow growing and suitable for a container planting. Zones 6 to 9.
Wild black cherry
If you want to plant a native American cherry, the black cherry is very adaptable for both moist loam soils and dry sandy locations. This large-growing tree can reach 50 to 60 feet tall—and occasionally up to 100 feet tall in the wild. Small white flowers are set against the tree’s nearly black branches in May; unlike the Japanese flowering cherries, Prunus serotina has four- to six-inch-long pendulous racemes and edible fruit. Zones 3 to 9.
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Hanami and Sakura Matsuri festivals, drawing thousands of visitors from around the world. For more information about the celebrations and about flowering cherries at BBG, visit bbg.org/discover/cherries.
Brian Funk is a landscape designer and master gardener. He is also the curator of the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden and the Japanese tree peony collection at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Flowering Cherry Trees
Signature first blooms of spring.
From the Okame Cherry Tree to the Kwanzan Cherry Tree, our Flowering Cherry Trees offer months of visual interest and effortless growth. Rich pink and white hues, along with flouncy and full blooms, set each tree apart from other springtime favorites. Especially since these are some of the first trees to bloom when temperatures start to warm!
How to Plant Flowering Cherry Trees
Specific planting directions will depend on the variety you choose, but most Flowering Cherry Trees like full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours of sun per day) and well-drained soil. And of course, it’s important to ensure that you’re in the correct growing zone for planting Flowering and Weeping Cherry Trees.
But the actual planting process is easy. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate your Flowering Cherry’s root ball (with some room to grow), place your tree and backfill the soil. Finally, water the surrounding soil to settle your Flowering Cherry Tree’s roots and mulch to conserve moisture.
When to Prune Flowering Cherry Trees and More
Start by establishing a solid watering schedule. Generally, we recommend watering your Flowering Cherry Trees about once or twice weekly. If you’re not sure when to water, simply check your surrounding soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your tree.
Fertilizing and pruning are also simple. Fertilize in early spring, before blooming, with a general-purpose or well-balanced blend for best results. Also, follow label instructions for fertilizing. And for pruning, simply remove dead, damaged or diseased areas and cut back competing branches after blooms have faded on your Flowering Cherry Trees.
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dwarf weeping cherry tree or Tree or Prunus subhirtellais, is one of the most beautiful trees that exist. You don’t need to have a very big garden to grow this tree because it isn’t the standard cherry tree but the dwarf one. You will still be able to enjoy its beautiful flowers.
Your garden will be filled with beautiful cherry blossoms what’s better than that.
The dwarf weeping Cherry tree first grew in Japan. Now you can find this tree everywhere in the world. Its blooms are of shades white and pink and it is an ideal tree for your garden. Cherry trees are connected with spring because of their elegance.
What is great about this tree is that it is modifiable to all soil types and temperatures which mean that you will enjoy them all year round.
Dwarf Cherry Tree History
The dwarf weeping cherry tree variety was first introduced in the 20th century. Cherry trees first grew in China and Japan. They were introduced to the USA at the end of the 19th century via San Francisco. It is said that thousands of cherry weeping trees were given as gift from Japan to the USA in 1912 and they were planted in Washington D.C.
Name Meaning Of Dwarf Cherry Tree
Dwarf Cherry Tree took its name from its branches which drop down and they almost touch the ground. What is magical about this tree is that when it is windy outside the branches follow the wind direction. It is as if a melody is played and the cherry tree is the dancer that follows the music.
The branches grow from the main stem facing outwards and then they arch downwards giving the weeping effect. What is lovely about this tree is that when there is a light breeze the braches might cross with each other and as result, they touch the ground.
Important Environmental Requirements
Once you plant your amazing weeping cherry tree water it immediately but make sure that the water is drained because you don’t want the roots to rot or get the fungus. This type of tree can undergo bacterial blight and other diseases as well that have as a result to shorten its lifespan.
If you want to keep your tree healthy make sure that there is a plethora of air circulation. This specific variety of tree best grows in the US Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones five through eight and it needs a lot of sun. It is possible that it will grow in warmer climates with limited shade.
Types of Weeping Cherry Trees:
Weeping cherry trees have a variety of types and you can find out those types below:
- Snow Fountains
- Double Weeping Flowering Cherry Tree
- The Hiromi Weeping Tree
There are three types of dwarf weeping cherry tree varieties. The standard cherry tree reaches from 20 to 25 feet. The dwarf weeping cherry trees are usually one-half or two-thirds of the original size.
The Snow Fountains Cherry Tree
The snow fountain weeping cherry tree is a dwarf weeping Cherry tree with a height from eight to fifteen feet and spreads from six to eight feet. It is also known as the Prunus subhirtella “Snofozam”. This particular type grows slowly and gives beautiful white flowers.
Its branches can touch the ground so pay attention and trim them regularly.
The Double Weeping Flowering Cherry Tree
The Double Weeping Cherry Tree can reach the size of twelve feet. There is a small exception though; some of its varieties might grow up from fifteen to twenty feet. Before you buy the seeds of the specific tree make sure that you ask which variety it is.
This cherry tree is also known by the name of Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula Flora Plena’.
The Hiromi Weeping Tree
The Hiromi Weeping Cherry Tree is the smallest of the dwarf weeping cherry trees. It is considered to be a special type because it can grow up to seven feet and it spreads from two to four feet which makes it look like a bush. The particular dwarf tree gives magnificent pink blossoms.
Just an unusual and incredible type of cherry tree.
Selection of Dwarf Cherry Trees
You should be careful when you will go to buy the seed of the dwarf weeping cherry tree because most of the varieties are full sized ones. That means that you should visit a proper nursery center that will give you information before you buy it.
Where to Plant the Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree
The good thing is that it can grow both in soil and in pots. If you want to keep it in a pot you will want to make sure that you prune not only the branches but the roots as well every year.
If you want to plant it in your garden make sure that you have a lot of space, well-drained soil, and plenty of sunlight. Sunlight will help the tree grow heavy blooms and that will be a wonderful picture.
Planting a Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree
Another important thing is that you need to know when to plant a Weeping Cherry Tree. We have the answer to this important question.The time has come for you to plant your unique dwarf weeping cherry. You should provide the soil with the appropriate care as you would for any kind of tree that you were going to plant.
The next step would be to dig a hole that will have the double size of the root ball.
Then remove the young tree form the initial pot and place it into the hole. Once you have finish with that, cover the hole with soil and press carefully around the stem area. Last but not least, if you plan to plant more than one dwarf weeping cherry trees make sure that you will leave twenty feet between them.
Taking Care of your Dwarf Weeping Cherry Tree
If you want to learn how to take care this beautiful tree, you must read this: Taking care of your dwarf cherry tree is the most important thing. Once you plant the tree you must immediately water it and mulch it. If you do that you will maintain the moisture of the soil and the annoying weeds will be controlled.
All of the above will have as a result to have a better surface for the tree and for the weeping branches that most probably will touch the ground. Don’t forget to water your young tree and especially during the cold and dry months because you want to have a lot of marvelous flowers.
Time for some Pruning
If you want to have a healthy dwarf weeping you should prune it as often as you can. When the tree is in a dormant state and that happens during autumn you should prune it. Clear the lower branches and the weak sprouts. Pay attention and make sure that all tips have different lengths and that they are all above the ground.
When the spring will come you will see the first flowers buds that will fall from the twigs.
When you prune your tree you will keep it free from bacteria and other tree diseases. If you want the branches to look downwards remove the ones that point upwards. You will shape your cherry tree the way you want it.
Without realizing it your dwarf weeping cherry tree will give you beautiful blossoms that you will be able to enjoy while you are sitting in your garden. If you want your tree to be healthy don’t forget to prune it and water it.
You can plant it in your garden or keep it in a pot. Either way, it will give you beautiful blossoms that during the springtime will attract all your friends and neighbors. Prepare your garden properly, follow our tips and you will have an amazing result that you will be proud of.
If you have a big garden plant more than one and you will see how amazingly they will move once there is a light breeze. Beauty is everywhere around us and this tree is dazzling.