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How often do you water cherry?
They should be watered the first week every other day, deeply; the second week they can be watered deeply two to three times; and after the second week, water cherry trees thoroughly once a week for the rest of the first season. Adjust watering as needed in times of drought or heavy rainfall.
Do cherry trees need watering?
Watering Cherry Trees
Your cherry tree is likely to require regular watering after the fruit has set and it is beginning to swell. Making juicy cherries is thirsty work! Make sure you always water the roots and avoid getting water on the leaves of the plant, as this encourages disease.
Why are the leaves on my cherry tree going yellow?
Both ornamental and edible cherry trees can suffer from the foliar diseases known as leaf scorch and leaf spot. These lead to unsightly yellow or brown leaves.
How do you save a dying cherry tree?
You can eliminate the cause by cutting the branches off. Make the cut at least 4 to 6 inches below the lowest canker (that's the dead wood on either the stem or trunk). Brown rot is more likely to occur on twigs exposed to higher temperatures that stay wet for longer.
How do you know if a cherry tree is dying?
Look for brittle, dry branches and tree wood that is soft and crumbing at the touch. Dead cherry trees will often rot from the inside out, and the wood will give a clear indication that the tree is dead, even in wintertime.
What kind of fertilizer do cherry trees need?
Cherry trees are light feeders and prefer a low-nitrogen fertilizer such as 5-10-10 or 10-15-15. Take care not to over-fertilize, or you may produce a tree that is unbalanced, which can affect fruit production and leave the tree susceptible to pests and disease.