I bought a couple of dwarf cherry trees which I put in as a cordon at the edge of our garden. They just consist of a single stem - which has been cut off at the top, with no side branches.
They've been in a couple of years so I would have expected them to form side branches by now, but they're just a pair of sticks, with huge clusters of leaves and cherry blossom tight to the main stem. Why have they not grown branches?
I'm thinking next year I should rub off all of the buds except where I want them to grow branches, and maybe then they will sprout. Alternatively should I cut the main stem above a bud in the direction I want them to grow? Or do I just need to sit tight and be patient?