Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Leaf
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Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
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With Kwanzan Cherry tree, you can have your own personal Cherry Blossom Festival!  At the height of spring, this small to medium-sized ornamental tree is thickly set with scores of ruffled, frosted pink flowers.  You’ll be snapping pictures like a tourist in your own backyard!  And though those frilly Japanese Cherry blossoms receive all the glory, Kwanzan Cherry will also grace your landscape with lovely peach-colored foliage in fall.  Plant this vase-shaped beauty as a single specimen underplanted with tulips, or place one on either side of a path in your garden and have the pleasure of walking under a Cherry blossom tree arch each spring.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 20-25'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Thanks to a very generous gift from the People of Japan in 1912, approximately 3,750 Cherry trees are planted along the Tidal Basin in Washington DC. In a ceremony on March 27, 1912 the first lady Helen Taft and the wife of the Japanese ambassador Viscountess Chinda, planted the first two trees together on the northern bank in West Potomac Park. These two original trees are still standing today marked by a large plaque. Each spring our nation’s capital celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This has become a cherished tradition for many, drawing 1.5 million people to the city each year. In 2012, The United States sent 3000 flowering dogwood trees to Japan to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japan’s Cherry trees. The trees are a living reminder of the good will and friendship between the two countries.

The Details

Passersby will do a double take with this gorgeous flowering Cherry in your yard! This superb specimen's branches are covered with clusters of large double-pink flowers in spring. And although you can't see them under the blanket of pink ruffles - this tree has leaves too! Beautiful bronzy-green foliage covers the tree when those fluffy pink flowers fade.

How to Grow

These Flowering Cherries like being planted in sunny locations and can grow in most soil conditions. Once you have your Cherry planted, make sure the soil is moist, without being constantly wet. As with most trees, a once a year fertilizing for about the first few years will give your tree the nutrients it needs to provide new, healthy growth and flowers for the following season. Apply a low rate fertilizer once in the fall. The Kwanzan Cherry doesn’t send out suckers very much at all and it only requires pruning when you feel that it is needed. There are those “lucky” trees that Japanese Beetles like to munch on and Flowering Cherries are one of them. There are a few ways to prevent or control beetle damage to your trees. Insecticide concentrates and sprays are available that can either be watered in around the base of the infected tree or sprayed on the foliage or beetles.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 20-25'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Orange/Bronze/Yellow
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Questions & Answers

Q: When is the best time to transplant a Kwanzan Cherry?

A: The best time to plant a Kwanzan is as soon as possible, right now. The objective is to move the Tree before bud swell during the Spring season. In most areas, you have about two to four weeks, depending on the weather, to do so. 

We assume 'transplant' means exactly that, moving an established Kwanzan which is quite different than planted from a pre-harvested Tree or one that may be container grown. 

We recommend treating with Elements at the time of transplantation, much they same way we do for planting. This will enhance the Tree health. 
In addition, it may be beneficial to prune the Tree back. For a Tree less than 2'' caliper, prune the head back about 10-15%. For larger sizes, we would suggest as much as 25%. This will reduce the foliage burden early in the season. 

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

Size: C

Size C

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Size A Trees:

6' tall. Grown in our #7 tree container. This beautiful flowering tree will start to give you a show in your first spring and for years to come. May require staking at this size.

Size B Trees:

8-10' tall. About 6' wide or more - these are fully developed trees with strong branching and great structure. Stem caliper generally around 1 1/2". This will require some effort to handle on your own, much more manageable with two. Grown and shipped in our #15 tree container at this size.

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Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Leaf
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 911
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 194
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 195
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 196
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 1278
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 1285
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 1286
Kwanzan Japanese Flowering Cherry Additional Product Shot 1368