Graceful growth with a few of spring's first blooms.
Rich pink and white hues, along with flouncy and full blooms, set the Weeping Cherry Trees apart from other springtime favorites. These are some of the first trees to bloom when temperatures start to warm, making them an iconic, easy-growing and elegant staple.
How to Plant Weeping Cherry Trees
Though specific planting directions will depend on the variety you choose, most Weeping Cherry Trees like full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours of sun per day) and well-drained soil. And of course, it's important to ensure that you’re in the correct growing zone for planting Weeping Cherry Trees.
From there, the actual planting process is easy. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate your Cherry's root ball (with some room to grow), place your tree and back fill the soil. Finally, water the surrounding soil to settle your Cherry Tree’s roots and mulch to conserve moisture.
How to Care for Weeping Cherry Trees
First, it's vital to establish a solid watering schedule. Generally, we recommend watering your Weeping Cherry Trees about once or twice weekly. If you’re not sure when to water, simply check your surrounding soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your tree
Fertilizing and pruning are also straight-forward. Fertilize in early spring, before blooming, with a general-purpose or well-balanced blend. Follow label instructions for fertilizing. And for pruning, simply remove dead, damaged or diseased areas and cut back competing branches after blooms have faded.