Learn which plants thrive in your Hardiness Zone with our new interactive map!

The Best Time to Prune Cherry Trees

By Anna Aronson ; Updated September 21, 2017

It is best to prune cherry trees in the summer. Other stone fruit trees, such as peach and plum trees, are best pruned in the winter. However, summer pruning helps prevent cherry trees from developing silver leaf disease.


About the Author


Anna Aronson began working as a journalist in 2000 and spent six years at suburban Chicago newspapers before pursuing freelance work. She enjoys writing about health care topics, in particular obstetrics, pediatrics and nutrition. She received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and is now studying for a Master of Science in medicine degree to become a physician's assistant.