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04/02/2014 at 13:22

Hi all back again lol

i have a morello cherry tree planted last year in a large tube one of those self watering types got a water res at the bottom.

well planted my tree and stood back , all we got last year was about ten leaves onit no blossum or cherrys what went wrong or did i expect to much from the first year,will it do better this year. help please

04/02/2014 at 13:59

How big is the tree anthony. . Are there photos?

04/02/2014 at 14:19

Cherry Tree Morello 

RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Morello is the best sour cherry for growing in the UK.It will happily grow on a north wall or fence and still bear fruit. Crisp white Spring blossom is followed in August by the ripening of dark red ,acid cherries that are produced in abundance.

The cherries produced are a culinary gem, superb in jams ,preserves,pies ,sauces and alcoholic beverages.Morellos can be eaten fresh when really ripe but they do have a very sharp-sweet edge.

Although partially self fertile an additional pollinator will enhance the crops.

04/02/2014 at 14:21

It was probably too young to flower. Can you see any clusters of fat buds on it now?

04/02/2014 at 14:28

hi nutcutlet

thanks for the reply the tree is small about four foot from rootstock to tip.i got it from asdas last year so this is the second has three branches bendy so i can tye them in to train the tree.and there is about twenty or more new buds  at the min

the tub/put that it is in is about two foot square like i said it has a small water chamber that fill up to last about one week ish les in a hot summer. wiill post pics later today for you to see it.

04/02/2014 at 14:30

Righto. I'm not surprised about no blossom/fruit but the small number of leaves doesn't sound good

04/02/2014 at 14:30

thanks all for the help i too think it was to young to flower last year

just moved the tree to the oppisit side of my patio as there is more sunshine that side and noticed it has about one hundred small buds on it (that a guess i did not count)

04/02/2014 at 14:38


thanks for that info it was helpfull

04/02/2014 at 14:50

Alan, I've PMd you 


I'm keeping an eye on this thread - I'd quite like a morello but not sure where to put it yet.

04/02/2014 at 16:03


as i said there are loads but they are not fat nor are they green yet


18/03/2014 at 11:25

hi all here is a update on my morello cherry tree it has now sprung into life twenty or so big green buds starting to i am hoping to get cherrys this year. 

19/03/2014 at 13:48

I have one too. Two years since I planted it.

I had a handful of potential cherries last year, but they didn't get much beyond the little green pea stage.

Here's a photo.

19/03/2014 at 18:56

Mine didn't do great either last year. although I had an abundance of cherries form, all I got were cherries smaller than a marble. This year the buds all seem to be forming all at the tips of the branches!

19/03/2014 at 19:01

hi greenfingered my tree has buds all over the branches this year i take a pic tomorrow and post it

24/03/2014 at 13:41

hi greenfingered

sorry it took so long todo this but here is the pic of my morello cherry tree with loads of buds this year i hope i well get some  cherrys

 the tree is now put in a nice sunny spot on my patio

28/03/2014 at 10:48


From looking at your picture you have some nice buds along the full length of the branches. Mine however are confined to the tips and bare the rest of the length. Thinking pruning will be required this year and hope new shoots will emerge

28/03/2014 at 11:26

Hi Greenfingeredsmoggy

i dont know a lot about trees but the plan to pruning yours sounds good and hopfully you will get more shoots on the stems. i should do it soon thou?????? good luck

28/03/2014 at 12:04

Aren't they tip-bearers?

03/04/2014 at 07:51

Steve 309 i dont think they are tip bearers as i now have blosom just starting to come out all over the branches i really hope i get some cherrys this year

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