Chlorophyll is essential for photosynthesis,
allowing plants to absorb energy from sunlight.
You are right that cherry trees would not be
able to grow and produce fruit without this
energy source. Fortunately, cherry trees DO
produce leaves that contain chlorophyll, but
these leaves are not always present. Cherry
trees are deciduous, meaning they drop their
leaves in winter. In early spring cherry
blossoms appear and then fall (usually within a
week) before the leaves come out. During this
time, cherry trees appear to be completely white
or pinkish. The absence of green leaves in early
spring might make it seem like the tree does not
produce chlorophyll. However, cherry blossoms
are flowers not leaves. Once the blossoms fall,
green chlorophyll-containing leaves appear.
These leaves perform photosynthesis, which
generates and stores energy, allowing the trees
to produce flowers and fruit the following year,
even after the leaves have dropped.
Hope you have a nice weekend.