Young cherry trees should be kept pruned such that they resemble a vase in order to distribute light and rainwater evenly, older trees require more substantial pruning to remove dead and diseased elements. It is a diffic... More »

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Keep your flowering cherry tree looking good by pruning it regularly into a vase shape. This type of pruning requires regular care, pruning shears, bleach and paper towels. More »

Flowering cherry trees are susceptible to a number of fungal diseases, including brown rot (also called blossom blight), black knot and Eutypa dieback. Once a tree is infected with a fungus, there's no cure. The damaged ... More »

Care for cherry trees by providing water and fertilizer and pruning as necessary. The trees bloom early and are susceptible to a late frost. While pests are less of a problem with sour cherries, protecting the ripening f... More »

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Common problems with cherry trees include brown rot, black knot, leaf spots, cankers and nutrient deficiencies; these trees are also prone to a number of fungal infections. Common pests include the black cherry aphid. More »

Different types of cherry trees include Japanese, choke and pin. The Japanese cherry tree is grown as an ornamental and is prized for its profusion of pink or white blooms. This cherry tree grows best in hardiness zones ... More »

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Basic identification of cherry trees is done by inspecting the flowers, styles, fruit, leaves and bark. Cherry trees fall under the Prunus genus, and many other trees in the genus are similar. However, even a casual obse... More »

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