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Tree id and prognosis
« on: May 03, 2014, 06:48:51 pm »
Anyone know what this tree in our front lawn is, and how ill is it?  I had to trim a few dead branches off the other week.  It's about 6-8ft tall and has arching down branches.








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Re: Tree id and prognosis
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 06:52:21 pm »
It might be a crab apple.  Does it fruit?

Re: Tree id and prognosis
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 07:20:44 pm »
It might be a crab apple.  Does it fruit?

No fruit. 
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Re: Tree id and prognosis
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 07:31:13 pm »
It's a cherry, probably a Japanese cultivar. The bark damage is probably from bacterial canker, there's often a sort of amber resin at the branch junctions.
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Re: Tree id and prognosis
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 07:33:30 pm »
Looks like one of the flowering cherry varieties to me as well.
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Re: Tree id and prognosis
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 10:34:36 pm »
Thanks.  I googled around japanese cherry, and it seems to be:  Prunus serrulata - either Sato-zakura - Japanese village cherry, or,  from wiki:  'Kiku-shidare'. Cheal's Weeping Cherry. Stems weeping; flowers double, pink. Tends to be short-lived.

http://www.rhsplants.co.uk/plants/_/prunus-kiku-shidare-zakura/classid.4643/

I don't think it's happy as it's hardly grown in 7yrs.  Perhaps were could feed it somehow? Hopefully treat the canker too.
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