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Kwanzan Flowering Cherry Tree: when to prune?

Posted by wynswrld98 z7 WA (My Page) on
Sun, May 3, 09 at 0:00

I have a Kwanzan Cherry Tree that is growing with a central leader straight up, very few short side branches, it's about 15' tall. I'd like to cut the central leader to encourage side branching and getting it more full. When is the correct time of year to prune a Kwanzan Flowering Cherry. The diameter of the trunk is only about 4" so it's a skinny tree.

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RE: Kwanzan Flowering Cherry Tree: when to prune?

Right after bloom.


RE: Kanzan Flowering Cherry Tree: when to prune?

Yep, just after flowering. Best not to prune at all though.


PS spellcheck: 'Kanzan'. The 'w' is an all-too-common nurserymans' error.

RE: Kwanzan Flowering Cherry Tree: when to prune?

if a recent transplant.. within the last two years.... every leaf is a feeding machine to the young tree ... cut some off .... and you reduce its ability to grow roots to get more fully established ...

personally .. i would not prune for the first 2 or 3 years ... except for broken or crossing limbs..

patience is ALWAYS rewarded when it come to trees ...

and no.. fertilizer wont help ...

time, proper water and proper mulch is all it needs..

a picture and some additional facts would be worth another thousand words of speculation ..


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