A weeping cherry tree that does not produce blooms will not produce fruit later in the season, and the bare tree will stand out in the blossoming springtime garden. Proper care of weeping cherry trees helps ensure blooming.
Annual pruning is vital to the health of weeping cherry trees. Pruning keeps the weeping shape of the branches looking trimmed and aesthetically pleasing, and leaves enough space between them for healthy blossoming. Overcrowded branches will not produce blooms.
Winter damage, or damage from a late frost, has the potential to stop a weeping cherry tree from blooming. Ice, snow and frost damage late in the winter season kills off new growth, such as leaf and flower buds, stopping the weeping cherry tree from blossoming. Pruning after frost damage can encourage new growth.
Fungal diseases are transmitted through airborne spores or insect damage, and affect a tree from the inside out. Many fungal diseases begin at the roots of the tree, like root rot. Over time, damage caused by fungal diseases can weaken the tree and prevent it from blooming.
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