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Grafted Weeping Cherry

Posted by keanaz5a (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 23, 09 at 9:37

I hope someone can help me. I have a Weeping Cherry, or I should say was supposed to be a Weeping Cherry. It's been in the ground for 4-5 years and never gets any taller than 3-3 1/2'. The weeping branches grow like crazy and end up growing along the ground because the trunk of the tree never gets any taller. It has gotten a lot bigger around (5-6"), but not taller. After observing this very strange growth I took a really good look at it and I suspect the top has been grafted onto the trunk. Is there anything I can do about it other than just cut it down and start over? I hate to do that at this point, but I have to say it looks pretty strange. Thanks.

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RE: Grafted Weeping Cherry

The trunk is as tall as it will ever get. so to make the tree look "normal"... you trim the branches off the ground.
There is a weeping cherrie that is not grafted on a "stick" & will get about 20 ft tall but they are hard to find in the trade.

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