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.