Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WEEPING CHERRY TREES

Weeping cherry trees are often propagated by grafting.
They are usually "top grafted" using branches from a healthy tree which are placed onto a cherry variety of rootstock.




That "scion wood" is placed on the sawed off top of a donor trunk.
This creates the single umbrella like cascading appearance
 from the top of the tree .
Sometimes (as in my tree), the original trunk
 sprouts its own branches.. Kinda like a bad hair day.



Each year I cut them off..
 It's nice to have a tall brother in law.
Ah, much better..



Thanks Joe.





8 comments:

Diane said...

"Tall" definitely foes help!!

Junebug said...

Ahh, Joe can come work his magic at my house any day! I have several trees that need a haircut. Now your cheery tree is ready for the summer with her new haircut. Enjoy your day!!

Susie said...

Missy, There must be a couple varieties of the weeping cheery. We had one in town that really did look like an umbrella. The one we have now is more like a weeping willow and gets cherry blossoms in the spring. But it does not look anything like an umbrella. :):) Yours tree is a beauty. Good for your Tree trimmer. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i don't believe i have heard of this sort of tree. the only weeping tree i know of is a willow? i think? i will ponder in my mind-o. ha. ha!!

have a lovely day. so so humid here. hiding in the shade. ( :

Blackberry Lane said...

I had one of these many years ago.

Beverly Frankeny said...

I always wondered why the branches at the top were always straight!!!

Lynne said...

So wonderful that you have Joe, brother-in-law Joe, there to help you. Perfectly wonderful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely, Missy! I had a weeping cherry in a bed in our front yard at the old house. I haven't really noticed any here, but they were pretty popular on Long Island.