Posted: 10/05/2013 at 18:39
I planted a couple of trees last autumn and was looking forward to some flowers this spring but unfortunately I've had absolutely zilch from them. The trees I planted were a magnolia 'Heaven Scent' and a blossoming cherry 'Prunus 'Kanzan'' I've attached some photos of how they're looking at the moment:
Both have new growth and look healthy enough. As you can see from the photo, the cherry looked like it tried to blossom but has offered some extremely pathetic, dark, bedraggled looking 'flowers'.
Am I being too harsh on them and expecting too much too soon? Is this possibly a result of the horrendous winter we had or is this normal with young trees? When the blossoming cherry was bought last year it still had some of its pale pink, pretty flowers left over so I'm disappointed it's offered nothing this year.