In the following year, the tips of these shoots form more whorls.
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- Avoid heavy pruning
- Use a bio-regulator
- Cytolin application
- Figure 1. If you want to grow a cherry tree as a Central Leader and do not use Cytolin, you could end up with a tree that has no shape or form, and grows wood instead of fruit.
- Figure 2. If you paint this un-headed nursery tree with Cytolin in spring at the correct stage of bud development, you have a good chance of getting the start of a well-formed Central Leader tree. Use a 25 mm wide brush to apply the Cytolin/paint mixture.
- Figure 3. Young cherry trees will only form lateral shoots if you paint the one-year-old wood at this stage of bud development.
- Figure 4. This can be the result nine weeks after you applied Cytolin. It helps if you pluck the tops of the leaders by rubbing out, using your fingers, 4 or 5 shoots immediately below the apical shoot.