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Fleshy stone fruit from plants in the Prunus genus

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What is this green powdery coating on a young cherry tree trunk?

It is Montmorency cherry on Mazzard rootstock. The tree was planted about a month ago. I do not remember whether this green powdery coating was there or not when planting. What is this coating?
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Cherry tree has low shoots off of trunk

My sweet cherry has been in for two seasons now so is probably 3 years old. It is sending low shoots off the trunk. Should I prune those off?
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How to prune a new cherry plant

I planted two sweet cherry bare roots on 15 April. It’s now almost 5 months and the plants seem to have grown well. One plant has 3 stems while the other has 5. I was keen to know when and how I ...
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Cherry disease identification

Cherry Tree is Sick 😞 I have a cherry tree that was planted 3 years ago. It is a hybrid of three different species (one branch is native, the two other are not). The tree looked healthy and did grow ...
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Why won’t my potted cherry tree grow leaves anymore?

I received a dwarf Montmorrency cherry tree last spring (March 2022). It had leaves and appeared healthy. I believe it was a few years old already. It only grew one cherry, though. I figured maybe I ...
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Saving my cherry tree

I moved into a house with a large mature cherry tree. The tree seems to have been severely neglected. The bark is peeling off from most of the large branches, I can see boring insects have made holes ...
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Identify of Japanese Cherry fruit tree

I bought a cherry fruit tree about a month ago. In my country(Indonesia), that cherry tree called 'ceri jepang' which literally means 'Japanese cherry'. But I searched online and couldn't find the ...
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Is my cherry tree dying?

I recently moved and there is a big cherry tree in the front garden. Half of the branches are without leaves, with the bark peeling off. Most of the tree is covered with moss but there were definitely ...
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Cherry Tree planted near creek

I have been investigating putting a cherry tree in my yard, the sweet variety. I love cherries, but keep feeling guilty buying them at the store. A fresh pint of cherries is so expensive. I have a ...
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What is causing these brown holes that go through my young cherry tree's leaves?

What is making these holes in my cherry tree's leaves? And if it's a threat to the health of the plant, how can I stop these holes from forming?
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Young cherry tree pruning

I bought this young cherry tree last year and it was about half the size. It was pruned when I bought it (imagine1) you can see where the cut was made. It did not start growing from the sides but ...
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Are there any cherry trees that produce enjoyable fruit and pink blossoms?

I've successfully grown sweet and tart cherries before, but all the varieties I've found have white flowers. I like practical plants, not strictly ornamental, so I'm looking for a variety that offers ...
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What is wrong with my cherry tree?

This tree is about 8 years old but only gives a few cherries a year that's not even tasty. It has a lot of sap coming out of the joints. I cut one out and splited it. I notice a brown line going down ...
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Need some help for my newly planted cherry tree

It is a Summit cherry tree, planted one month ago in a container. Recently most of its leaves and sprouts became droopy and it also has fewer leaves compared 2 other cherry trees planted around the ...
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Is it possible to keep prunus (Yoshino and Watereri) relatively small?

I'd like to grow a bunch of trees against my wall (something like an informal espalier - I want them flat against the wall). I am unsure of the two largest trees however. Yoshino and Watereri both ...
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Yoshino Cherry Tree leaves turning brown and drying

i planted a Yoshino cherry tree 4 month ago(end of summer, beginning of fall), tree was growing healthy but suddenly the leaves started turning brown, from the tip to the back, tips of the leave are ...
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What would cause cherry tree leaves to dry from middle outward?

I have a 3-year-old cherry tree which is losing its leaves early this year. They appear to be drying and wilting from the middle (large vein) outward. What would cause this? Notes: Located in ...
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Why the leaves of the Barbados cherry plant are turning yellow?

The leaves of my seven month old Barbados cherry plant are developing pale yellow spots, which then spread till covering the entire leaves. The spreading of the yellow spots to cover an entire leaf ...
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Why is fruit of my sweet cherry tree shrinking and disappearing?

I have a 10+ years old sweet cherry tree. I applied only minimal pruning throughout these years, and it grew (by itself) into a beautiful natural-looking 6m/20ft high pyramidal tree, with central ...
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What does S1S4 (or similar) mean in the context of cherries?

I read about cherries, and each cultivar is associated to a mark like S1S4, S3S6 - or similar. I understand this is something related to genes, but could not find a comprehensive explanation on this ...
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Growing Cherry Trees from Seeds

last August I bought some cherries, removed the seeds (about a dozen), washed them, and tucked them in the refrigerator for the winter (7 months). Now that spring-time is here, I planted those seeds ...
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Cherry blossoms and cross-pollination

Can cherry blossoms be used to cross pollinate sweet cherry trees? I recently got two Royal Ann cherry trees to plant in my yard. After planting them, I noticed on the card that came with the trees ...
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My Cherry tree saplings are drying and dying, and I'm not sure why

I have two cherry tree saplings here in Bogotá Colombia. It's sunny and not raining much, with 20 °C (80 °F) During the day, dropping to around 8/9 °C at night (47 °F). I'm watering around a cup of ...
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Cherry tree leave droopy and dried up

I recently bought a cherry tree in a wine barrel and now noticed its leaves are more droopy than usual and and are drying up. we water it everyday till water runs out the bottom of the barrel and the ...
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Comparing flowering duration for Cherries, Cherry Blossom, Other Stone Fruit, Apples

Are there any rules of thumb for how long various fruit trees flower for? Of specific interest - do Cherry Blossom trees have blossoms for significantly longer then regular cherry trees ? Similarly, ...
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Should I put more soil / compost to cover bottom of cherry blossom tree?

I just planted this Yoshino cherry tree late last year. But I have been wondering if I didn't bury it deep enough. Should I pile up more compost around the trunk where the red line is?
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Best way to trim this cherry tree?

We have an older cherry tree in the garden, it feels like the previous owner never cared about trimming it? which branches should be cut ideally? when? what shape should the tree have? my gut feeling: ...
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Is there something wrong with my Rainer cherry tree?

I just noticed this sap at the base of the Rainer Cherry tree (I think, I didn’t plant it I just noticed the cherries). I don’t believe I hit it with anything but it’s possible the weedwacker hit it. ...
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Cherry Tree Leaves

I noticed today the out side perimeter of the cherry tree leaves are red is this a problem? I've had the cherry tree for two months and its in the ground here in sunny La Verne CA... I have attached ...
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Cherry Tree - Bark peeled back and with bug holes

I've only had this cherry tree for a little over 2 years now. The bark started to peel back near the ground. After a couple branches lost all their leaves I knew something was wrong - I looked where ...
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Why are my cherry bush leaves dying?

So we planted these cherry bushes (yes they are bushes not trees) and even though the cerries are starting to come in the leaves are dying. We are watering every other day for 30 minutes. our soil ...
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I woud like to graft a different variety of cherry onto an existing over-tall pin cherry tree

Tree is nearly 40' tall with approximately 12" trunk. Prolific producer of small tart cherries, but all are out of reach. The nearest branch is 16' off the ground. • Can I graft other varieties of ...
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Curly new growth on cherry tree

My new cherry tree just arrived and all of its new growth seems to be in bunches of super close and curly leaves. Is this normal? There are flowers budding at the top which makes me think the tree isn’...
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Help with a (possibly) dying cherry tree sapling

So I planted this tree sapling about 6 months ago when it was only 10cm. Spring quickly came and it really began to grow. All looked well until recently where I noticed the newer leafs becoming ...
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What cherry variety to chose to cross-pollinate

I recently bought (by mistake) a variety of cherry tree (Ohio beauty) that is not self-pollinating. I live in the city, in the 15th floor, and I have a large balcony on which I want to grow a few ...
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Cherry tree ends of branches dying

I have an old cherry tree in the Willamette valley of Oregon, probably planted in 1950, where the branches are starting to die. There are a few large dead branches and many small branches where the ...
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How to stimulate growth on one side of a young dwarf cherry tree

Last year I purchased a dwarf cherry tree, which came as a maiden tree that I planted in a container and has now started to develop branches. However, it seems that all the branches are developing on ...
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potted cherry tree-lost leaves

We wintered a potted cherry tree outdoors, but brought it in during the month of March. It leafed beautifully, but we were gone for 2 weeks and I fear it didn't receive enough light. As a result, it ...
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Browning / Curling leaf on a Brook cherry sapling

I have a Brook Cherry sapling planted from seed that has some browning/curling around one of its bottom-most leaves (leaf #1) and slight curling of its other bottom most leaf (leaf #2). The seed came ...
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Cherry tree leaf brown edge

I bought cordon apple trees and cherry trees 22 May, 2019. recently I start having problems. It was identified as apple scab and recommended Vitax Copper Mixture, which I spread on all the trees apple ...
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Brown patches on Rainier sweet cherry tree leaves

I planted this Rainier cherry tree past winter in a sunny slope in Scotts Valley, California, which is in zone 9 and located between San Jose and Santa Cruz on the central coast. It has been growing ...
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Cherry tree with wilted and dried leaves

In the beginning of June bought a cherry tree seedling and transferred it from its pot to our yard. It was doing ok but, I saw that two days ago all of its leaves were wilted and some had dried and ...
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What is the proper way to prune a multi-variety stone fruit tree being trained in fan shape espalier?

I bought a multi variety stone fruit tree (cherry, prune, apricot, peach) and tied each branch/variety onto wires in a fan shape to minimize the tree footprint. But as I read more on espaliered fruit ...
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Weird black egg-like things on cherry fruit tree leaves

My bing cherry fruit tree just developed this about a week or so. It is mostly near the top of the branches on small leaves: Here is another shot (shiny thing was Neem Oil I tried to put on but ...
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Fruit cherry leaves got eaten by something?

I have bing fruit cherry tree and the leaves look like these It is randomly at different spots. Is this something I should be concerning? Is it caused by disease or some bugs eating them? UPDATE 1 ...
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Weeping cherry tree shooting straight up

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 ...
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Cherry tree sweet/tart sun needs

I have generally seen that cherry trees require full sun (6-8 hrs). However I was wondering if there is any difference in the sensitivity to the amount of sunlight between varieties such as generic ...
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How to prune this newly bought cherry?

I bought this cherrytree (hedelfinger) for cheap. Therefore you get what you pay for I guess. I want to prune it in a good shape(open vase/goblet as I read thats the best choice. However it currently ...
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Aromatic firewood: What is the fastest growing prunus plant?

Prunus firewood smells nice when burned, and the smoke can be used to flavour food (it adds a cherry-like flavour). I'm curious if it would be feasible to grow prunus plants specifically for using ...
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Amanogawa cherry branches are floppy

I have an amanogawa cherry tree which I planted a year ago. It's been under attack from aphids and ants and we have been having some extremely hot weather. A couple of its branches are extremely ...
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