Posted: 27/02/2012 at 00:09
We also have a dwarf cherry tree, it's only about 6 years old & for the first few years it hardly grew at all although it blossomed great. But that's the thing, it's a dwarf - it's not supposed to suddenly shoot up to the label-stated height and then stop so don't worry! Last year we took a punt and moved ours out of the raised bed where we wanted to grow veg, into a large half barrel. I noticed this week that it's now covered in buds, so that's a relief that it's moved ok.
The only pruning I've done to it is to aesthetic, to remove a few straggly new shoots near the base, and some minimal shaping. Maybe you could check the ph etc of your soil against what the optimum recommendation is.
I'd say perservere, the birds & insects love ours.