Cherry blossom feeding what fertilizers

Question From: 
Joe in Nsw NSW


Cherry blossom feeding what fertilizers


Type of Plant (if known): 
Flowering Cherry blossom


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 


Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
Normal and clay


How often do you water the plant:
Not a lot weekly


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
6 to 8


What type of plant is it:
Flowering cherry blossom


How long since you planted it:
17 years


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Not at all that’s what I need to know WHAT do I use?


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 

Upload photo if available: 

Other Comments: 
Can you identify this tree and tell e it’s full name and origin?
I could not attach my photo as choose file was not highlighted to click?



Hi Joe, This is a free service and we are keen to try to help you. Your photos didn’t open due to error at your end – our technical people have now fixed this for you (and for people to be able to see them on this forum). The first photo seems to be of a standard grafted cherry, but we need a closeup to be sure. The later photos seem to show a dead or dying tree, but they are so dark that we can’t be sure. Under “Symptoms of Plant Illness” it asks you “not to diagnose your problems yourself” – yet you mentioned no symptoms at all preferring to diagnose the problem yourself as “fungus”. You also didn’t send us details of where you live, instead just putting NSW. NSW is a big state varying from warm seaside (eg Sydney) to mountain highlands and dry inland as well as sub-tropical in coastal Northern NSW. We need details of where you live so that we can work out which climate, soil type etc you have, which is all critical for us to be able to help you. To answer your query we need better photos, a reasonable attempt at describing the symptoms and a useful address. I am putting this answer on the forum to help Joe and everyone else to understand what we need to be able to help you. In general we are unable to help people who don’t give us the necessary details because of the huge number of queries that we get. Thanks to everyone who makes that extra effort to give us a heads-up.