My weeping cherry tree is 3-4 years old. It's blooming now but has a large section of growth shooting straight up in the air. That section is covered in leaves but it never flowered. Should it be pruned during the dormant phase?

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  • Welcome, it is common practice to post pictures s/t people can see what you are talking about. Is there any chance you could post a picture of the tree in question? – Rob May 6 at 20:11
  • Yes, let me try to get that downloaded here. – Jan May 6 at 20:18
  • I added the photo. The over growth is at top right of tree – Jan May 6 at 20:38
  • Where does the upright growth originate from? Is it coming straight up from the ground, or off another part of the tree? – Bamboo May 7 at 11:13
  • Where do you live? To you have late freeze (e.g. on top part, bottom part seems protected by other trees)? And I agree with Bamboo: looking the photo, it seems that the sucker come from bottom part (root, or just below grafting point): in that case cut it immediately. – Giacomo Catenazzi May 7 at 13:01

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