Trimming A Weeping Cherry Tree

Did you know it is good to undertake to trim a weeping cherry tree for it to become vibrant and successful?

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Pruning Weeping Cherry

There are many common mistakes that gardeners make when pruning this tree.  They include: ...

To access the bottom of the tree, pull the mulch aside and use sharp pruners to cut off the suckers as low as possible. 

Step By Step Weeping Cherry Tree Pruning

Step 1 – Remove Suckers That Come From The Base Of The Tree Or Underground

Remove all the dead or dying branches during winter.  Scratch the bark to see where live wood starts.  If it’s alive, it will be green, and if dead, it will be brown.  You can remove the dead branches any time but it is commonly done during winter.

Step 2 – Prune Out The Dead Or Dying Branches

Step 3 – Remove Waterspouts From The Tree Trunk

If your tree is grafted, you will see swelling near the top of the trunk, prune off any branches shooting under that point.

You will need to trim your tree to give it an outstanding shape.  Trim the branches to about 6 inches long from the ground or shorter.

Step 4 – Shaping Your Weeping Cherry Tree

Improper pruning can lead to the loss of your weeping cherry tree.  Following the step-by-step guide on how to trim should help you get the right results. With a bit of practice, this task will become less daunting and more enjoyable.  And the results of your work shall be evident with every blooming season.