Top part of cherry tree no flowers

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Peg Dunne asked 11 years ago

Top portion of my cherry tree did not flower this year. Lower portion was in full bloom. Any reason please.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The most likely explanation is damge by bullfinches, which eat out the flower buds of cherry trees, usually at the top, avoiding the lower branches, accessing which poses a greater risk from predators.

You can confirm this by checking the hollowed-out buds in late winter and spring.