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Weeping Cherry Tree questions #392903 Jun 22nd, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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Hi ya'll! I have a weeping cherry that I bought last year... beautiful, pink.

This year, it bloomed and then acted like it died. No growth. I think it got hit by a late frost. It now has new branches growing from the top, which look pretty good. Almost all of the old branches have no leaves at all on them. When is it safe to cut the old, dead branches off?

Also, it is growing lots of suckers. I thought, awesome! I will propagate new weeping cherry trees. I've been reading. Not likely, from what I've read. :( Boo! I did consider going ahead and cutting the suckers off, hitting them with rooting hormone and sticking them in pots... if I did this, what would I likely grow, if anything? Thanks!

Re: Weeping Cherry Tree questions [Re: Pinkhorseofcourse] #392905 Jun 22nd, 2016 at 01:01 PM
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It is safe to cut the old branches off now.
I am not sure of what you are worried about with the suckers. Is the cherry tree grafted? If so the suckers from below the graft would take on the qualities of the rootstock used. If it's not grafted, I see no problems with trying to root them.


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Re: Weeping Cherry Tree questions [Re: Pinkhorseofcourse] #392908 Jun 22nd, 2016 at 02:34 PM
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I have no idea if it's grafted or not. Is there a way to tell?

Re: Weeping Cherry Tree questions [Re: Pinkhorseofcourse] #392912 Jun 22nd, 2016 at 11:12 PM
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Most of the time you can tell by a scar above the ground level a few inches above the ground level. It will go all the way around the trunk.


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