I did a bit of an experiment on this Fuji Cherry back on the 23rd of May.
I hadn’t heard of a cherry being defoliated and this one was prime for it as I needed to de-wire it. This is the tree now over a month later. It was slow at first but has really pushed hard this last week. It’s been in my Poly Tunnel in this time and seems to love the humidity.
I’ll keep you posted with details on how the Autumn colour turns out this year and if it has any affect on the flowering next Spring.