Weeping cherry tree: Diseases and Remedies (Explained for Everyone)

NOTE: Weeping cherry tree may be referred to as Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ in this article, in fact, those are the same plants, Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ is the botanical name for Weeping cherry tree.

Weeping cherry tree, or “weeping Higan cherry,” is a specimen valued in the spring for its flowers and year-round for its form. A cascading form was added into the mix to take advantage of the lovely flowers of the genus. The Prunus pendula ‘Pendula Rosea’ is the cultivar that bears pink flowers, while the Prunus pendula is not.

It is not a cherry tree that you would find in the grocery store, it is an ornamental tree that you can grow for Bing cherries. Black fruit will be enjoyed by birds. The Rose family includes landscape plants such as Cotoneaster horizontalis, Crataegus phaenopyrum, and Physocarpus opulifolius. It should be planted in the fall or early spring.

Determine if weeping cherry is a good fit for your own yard by learning how to grow and care for it.

Why does my Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ roots have rot?

Root rot on your Weeping cherry tree (Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ ) can be dangerous if left untreated. In order to keep your plant alive, we strongly suggest that you follow our advice if the signs start to show: blackened and mushy roots.

Why does my Weeping cherry tree have gray mold spots?

Gray mold spots are a specific fungus that regularly harms flowers and spreads swiftly. If you notice any brown (or gray) spots, this fungus is probably to cause. You risk your plant dying if you ignore these warning indications.

Our Solution

The solution is quite logical when you know the cause of the problem. Most of the time, it is due to overwater of the Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ . We advise you to remove the infected parts of the plant, cut off the infected roots and leaves, then repot your plant using sterile potting soil and a clean pot.

Why does my Weeping cherry tree have leaf spots?

Leaf We provide you with all the information you need to identify and save your plants if they display signs like leaves that suddenly change color or wilt/droop. This sort of sickness is one of the most aggravating for Weeping cherry tree owners.

Why are my Weeping cherry tree leaves turning yellow?

In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.

When it’s overwatering, simply reduce your watering frequency, and if you think it’s a nutrient deficiency, here’s how to check it:

Here are some indicators of yellowing on the Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ brought on by its numerous flaws:

  • Yellow patches between leaf veins on elder leaves are the first sign of magnesium shortage. Veins continue to be green while the leaf’s core turns yellow. The leaf’s edges yellow last.
  • Iron deficiency also shows as yellowing between leaf veins, but it hits young leaves on plant tops and branch tips first.
  • The newest leaves are first affected by sulfur deficiency, rendering them completely yellow.
  • Leaf edges turning bright yellow but inside leaf remaining green are signs of potassium insufficiency. The symptoms first appear on older leaves, and the leaf edges quickly become dark.
  • Nitrogen deficiency shows up as a general yellowing. Older, inner leaves turn yellow first. As it progresses, yellowing moves outward, eventually reaching young leaves, too.

Our Solution

You only need to act in accordance with the symptoms listed above. You can address a potassium or nitrogen deficiency by buying a particular soil, and a gardening store consultant will be able to advise you on how to do that. Furthermore, you can also limit how frequently you water your plants.

Is my Weeping cherry tree sunburned?

It is quite easy to find out if your Weeping cherry tree (Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ ) has been burned by the sun. Just like on us, your plant will change color in this case, it will start to turn yellow or white.


The leaves of your Weeping cherry tree can also change color in case it gets too much water or not enough light, as we saw above.

To find out if the yellow leaves have been sunburned, look at the part of the bottom that is tinted closer to the base. The yellow leaf is probably burnt and not something else if this portion stays greener.

Why are my Weeping cherry tree leaves turning brown?

Most of the time, leaves of a Weeping cherry tree that turn brown is a sign that your plant has been sunburned, it has probably been exposed to too much direct sunlight. Don’t panic, your plant probably won’t die from this, but its growth will take a hit.

Should I leave my Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ in direct sunlight?

No! Don’t leave your Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ (or Weeping cherry tree) in the sun if it displays the symptoms mentioned above; that’s why it’s in such a bad situation.

Our Solution

The remedy, as said in the paragraph above, is simple: just move your plant’s Weeping cherry tree out of direct sunlight. Your plant should swiftly re-grow with this strategy and appropriate watering.

Why are my Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ leaves drooping or wilting ?

This typically occurs when your Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ gets dehydrated. Large plants are more at risk since they naturally require more water than smaller plants.


You may quickly determine if your Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ plant needs water by under-weighing its pot; if it seems light, the soil and roots are probably fairly dry and require water.

Our Solution

If the soil in the container is completely dry, you must first moisten it to guarantee that your plant’s roots absorb the benefits of the water. One common mistake is to drown the Weeping cherry tree right away after a dry time because you think it needs a lot of water.

This is true, but the easiest way to end it is to give too much water at once. Instead, you should water the soil properly, returning to a peaceful watering rhythm.

Caring Tips for Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’

Water Occasionally

Water is essential to the survival of your plant, however, it is important to balance the rate of watering. As we explained above, overwatering could have fatal consequences for your Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ .

The best way to know if your plant needs water or not is to touch the soil, if you feel it is still wet, it is probably a good idea to wait a few more days.

Always keep temperatures stable

Maintaining a consistent temperature for your Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ is also a good idea, especially if it is kept indoors. At GreenShack, we typically advise reserving a temperature between 65 and 85 degrees F. Of course, avoid positioning your Prunus pendula’Pendula Rosea’ close to air conditioners, radiators, or other sources of hot or cold air.

Keep your Weeping cherry tree Dust-Free

This one is about houseplants. Your indoor plants’ leaves get dusty just like your furniture does. The problem is that this might prevent photosynthesis from beginning, which would result in the plants gradually losing their color.

This would also make the pests happy, a real descent into hell for your Weeping cherry tree.

To remove the dust from the leaves of your plant, take a microfiber cloth and gently rub the leaves. You can wet the cloth to make it easier to remove the dust, but never use corrosive products (such as rubbing alcohol!)

Keep drainage in mind

If you have a tendency to overwater, you need to keep an eye on your drainage, we advise you to opt for a pot with drainage holes if it is not already the case and a saucer.

You can add volcanic rocks (or any other pebbles with holes) to the bottom of your pot in the interim if your pots don’t already have holes in them. This will help to form a channel so that the water doesn’t pool there for too long (preventing the rot of the roots!).