Skip to main content

Questions tagged [cherries]

Fleshy stone fruit from plants in the Prunus genus

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
43 views

Browning leaves on a cherry sapling

After years of failed attempts, I recently harvested a small cherry sapling about 6 1/2 inches tall for soil line to top) from a tree my grandfather planted as a young man. It is very important to me ...
6 votes
1 answer
67 views

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?
5 votes
1 answer
64 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
84 views

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 ...
8 votes
1 answer
5k views

What trees are compatible for grafting with cherry trees?

What varieties of trees are compatible for grafting with cherries other than other cherries? Plum, what else?
3 votes
2 answers
660 views

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?
4 votes
2 answers
72 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
847 views

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 ...
7 votes
3 answers
29k views

Are my cherries edible?

I've got a cherry tree in my garden (courtesy of the house's builder) which this year is full of fruits. They look very nice but I am not sure they are edible. I tried one the other day and it was ...
3 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
592 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
46 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
116 views

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 ...
4 votes
3 answers
1k views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
146 views

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?
1 vote
0 answers
45 views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
68 views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
110 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
45 views

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 ...
2 votes
2 answers
890 views

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 ...
2 votes
0 answers
81 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
75 views

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 ...
3 votes
0 answers
103 views

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 ...
4 votes
1 answer
777 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
65 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

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 ...
8 votes
1 answer
600 views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

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 ...
1 vote
2 answers
538 views

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?
5 votes
1 answer
4k views

How to prune a young cherry tree that was left alone since being planted

I recently moved into a house with lots of horticultural learning opportunities :) This is a semi-dwarf cherry and the cultivar is Montmorency tart cherry. It was planted at least two years ago and (...
2 votes
0 answers
37 views

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 ...
0 votes
1 answer
59 views

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: ...
1 vote
1 answer
173 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
949 views

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’...
1 vote
1 answer
387 views

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 ...
3 votes
1 answer
40 views

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, ...
1 vote
0 answers
17 views

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. ...
13 votes
1 answer
8k views

What's the fastest-growing variety of cherry tree?

I really want to add a tree to my garden, but logistics and budget demand that I plant a sapling and nurture it into a healthy tree. I really like cherry blossom, so a cherry tree would be ideal. It'...
6 votes
0 answers
109 views

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer
430 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
101 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
39 views

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 ...
11 votes
4 answers
34k views

What are those red dots on the leaf stems of my cherry trees?

While inspecting another problem I observed that most of the leaves are having two red dots (or very small bulbs, maybe cocoons) at the stems of their leaves: it is something harmful or even a pest? ...
2 votes
1 answer
591 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
84 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
28 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
20 views

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 ...
2 votes
2 answers
397 views

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 ...
1 vote
0 answers
543 views

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 ...
1 vote
1 answer
197 views

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 ...