Yoshino cherry has small white flowers in late summer
by Michael Martin
(St Albans, WV, USA)
I have a yoshino cherry tree that I planted two springs ago as a sapling. This spring it actually had a few blossom clusters that were beautiful. Just this week we noticed some small white flowers had blossomed on it. They do not look like the clusters that bloom in the fall. I was not aware that this tree did any type of blooming other than in spring. Could you help us figure out whats going on?
Also do you have any suggestions for pruning? I’ve read that you shouldn’t prune ornamental cherries but it seems to be growing a lot of new small branches near the ground and we are concerned that these are “suckers” that may be preventing the tree from growing vertically.
Thanks so much!