Kwanzan Flowering Cherry

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Outstanding Flowers Kwanzan Flowering Cherry

  • Incredible Amount of Double Pink Blooms
  • Very Easy Care
  • Hardy and Adaptable
  • Famous Pink Flowering Cherry
  • Upright Vase Shape
  • Fruitless Cultivar
  • Pollinator Heaven
  • Full Sun Lover
  • Easy to Grow!
  • Fiery Fall Color
  • Pest and Disease Resistant

This dazzling, showy flowering cherry is one of the best of the best. Also called a Japanese Flowering Cherry, and officially going by Kanzan Flowering Cherry these days, the Kwanzan Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan') is absolutely stunning in early spring. Festivals have been planned around the bloom time since time immemorial, for very good reason.

It produces an extraordinary number of large clusters of bright pink double blooms that last for weeks. This tree comes out ahead in terms of bloom production. No other Flowering Cherry tree comes close.

With an upright, vase shape, the Kwanzan is a native of China, Japan and Korea. It's world-famous for its absolutely stunning early spring floral display. Simply take a trip to Washington D.C. in spring during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival to become a believer.

This tree blooms every spring and people from around the world show up in Washington D.C. to see the Kwanzan and Yoshino Flower Cherries for very good reason. The deep pink flowers of these spectacular selections seem to last longer than most all other varieties of flowering cherries.

Sometimes called the Kanzan Cherry, this tree will make your landscape the envy of the neighborhood every year. Plan a springtime block party or host a special tea ceremony with loved ones.

The Kwanzan starts to grow bronze-red newly emerging leaves that will age into a lovely, glossy green as they mature. You'll appreciate the shade all summer long. And in autumn, Kwanzan Flowering Cherry leaves deepen into a brilliant, fiery, harvest yellow and bronzy orange. Considered one of the hardiest of the double flowering Cherry selections as well as the more dependable selection for warmer regions.

The Kwanzan Cherry Tree is a vibrant tree that would be an amazing addition to any yard. Order yours today, we will sell out quickly.

How to Use Kwanzan Flowering Cherry in the Landscape

With twice as many blooms as other flowering cherry trees, this makes a perfect choice to use as a wonderfully dramatic focal point. Planted around a deck or patio, the Kwanzan Cherry Tree will create an enchanting outdoor living space.

Line them along your driveway or along a pathway. Or, use as a wonderful street tree because of the minimal amount of maintenance to keep it looking great.

No matter if your yard is small or large, this is a spectacular specimen tree. The Kwanzan Cherry Tree is a vibrant tree that would be an amazing addition to any yard. It makes a perfectly stunning focal point.

In the front yard, consider planting 3, 5 or 7 in a gently curving, mulched raised berm that rises from the flat lawn. Underplant with a few different kinds of Hosta to complement the look, without competing for center stage.

Or, use them in the backyard. You'll want to create a special space for your Kwanzan trees in a new mulched garden bed. Be sure to give yourself enough room to have an annual spring picnic on the lawn near your new bed. Most importantly, site your new tree within sight of a window so you can enjoy it from indoors, as well. Enjoy!

#ProPlantTips for Care

One of the hardiest and easiest to grow flowering trees, the Kwanzan grows beautifully. Plant it in full sun or give it a little afternoon shade.

Plant your Kwanzan in a location that receives full size. They'll thrive in organically rich, well-draining soil. Kwanzan prefers good drainage, so be aware of your drainage before planting in a lawn situation.

If poor drainage is suspected, plant on a mound or raised bed that is 12 to 18 inches above the soil line. In hotter climates, mulch to 3 to 4 inches deep to 3 feet outside of the canopy of the tree.

Plan to mulch underneath, as the roots won't like competition from grass. For this tree, we highly recommend adding our Nature Hills Root Booster to the top few inches of your planting hole. This product will help the roots establish quickly in your soil.

Give it regular water, especially when it's a young tree. Just use the "Finger Test" to check the status of the soil under the surface. Poke your index finger into the soil near the roots. If it feels moist, you can skip watering. If it's getting dry, be sure to give your tree a nice, slow, deep drink of water.

You can prune this tree to control the size and keep it at any height you prefer. Wait until after the flowers have passed to prune for size.

If you are going to use multiple trees in your landscape, plant them 12 to 15 feet apart measuring from the center trunk of one, to the center trunk of the next.

This gorgeous tree is seriously easy to maintain and grow. It has no serious pests or disease issues. Rather, it delivers an incredible experience for you. You'll love this incredible tree - order today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does a Kwanzan Cherry tree grow?

Kwanzan Cherry trees are moderate growth rate trees and can put on good height once it is established.

How tall does a Kwanzan Cherry tree grow?

The Kwanzan Cherry can reach a mature height of 15-25 feet tall and mature spread of 20-30 feet or more on older plants.

Are Kwanzan Cherry trees messy?

Kwanzan Cherry trees are not messy. The spring blooms drop and take care of themselves while looking beautiful decorating the ground and fluttering through the air. The flowers are sterile and will not produce any fruit. While the fall leaves of these deciduous trees need just a bit of mowing over or raking up once they're done dropping.

Do Kwanzan Cherry trees bear fruit?

The Kanzan or Kwanzan Cherry is a fruitless flowering ornamental tree.

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4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
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6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
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5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
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4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
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Size Volume
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Kwanzan Flowering Cherry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes