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How to contain a flowering cherry tree ?

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I planted a double flowering cherry tree in June. It is doing very well, and I want to contain it's growth to about 8 ft tall. How and when to prune it ?



Which variety is the cherry - the full Latin name please? Hopefully you have purchased a small cultivar, otherwise you've got a problem - if its one of the larger ones, you will have to cut it more often than just after flowering - if you keep hacking it back, you may lose the flowering stems.

31 Aug, 2009


The above point is valid, but of more concern to me, would be the roots. If it is a large tree, and planted close to your house (within 10 metres), I would dig it up now!!!

1 Sep, 2009

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