Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weeping Cherry

The house came with this weeping cherry, which was planted sometime in 1965, just after the house was built. It appears on the planting plan from that year. Each spring I think how inappropriate it is for my garden, but enjoy it nevertheless.

It doesn't appear to be in the best of health, and I continue to wonder how long it can last.


  1. Hee Hee! You just do everything on a bigger scale than us over here! When I saw your title I imagined a little 4 ft high grafted tree in a pot - which is about the size of most weeping cherries I've ever seen, not a glorious forest tree with its party clothes on!

    New Shoot

  2. Yes, it would be hard to take something like that down although I can understand your concerns. It must be a delight to enjoy while sitting in the spring sunshine though.

  3. Anonymous, I think this one may have started at that size. The graft is clearly visible about 5 feet above the ground.

  4. Jean, It's a very brief enjoyment. A week at most.

  5. I understand your consideration of its inappropriatness, but every garden needs a little bit of exotic eye candy. Just keep in mind it only blooms for a couple of weeks and it is also very old for a cherry.


  6. Wow, this cherry tree is amazing! I love it, it has indeed a very special shape and is a real eye catcher (when it is blooming and afterwards it disappears in the green of the other trees. Does everything have to match perfectly in a garden? I don't think so.

  7. Les, yes, it's an heirloom. I do enjoy it very much.

  8. Barbara, I do like the tree very much. Actually, it was blooming much more profusely last weekend than in the photos on the blog. It will probably outlast me.



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