Flowering Cherry

Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’

Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' (Flowering Cherry) - full view

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Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' (Flowering Cherry) - leaves

Foliage detail

Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan' (Flowering Cherry) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 15-30'; Spread: 20'

  • Growth:

    Moderate

  • Character:

    Deciduous, upright vase-like form, moderate canopy.

  • Foliage:

    Medium green, serrated, oval leaves 2-5" long. Fall foliage can be orange-yellow depending on temperatures. Tree is bare December-March.

  • Flower:

    Many pink, double flowers in clusters 2-4" across, bloom March-April, just as tree begins to leaf out.

  • Fruit:

    Insignificant fruit.

  • Bark:

    Smooth, light gray bark.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age. Occasional removal of suckers.

  • Tolerance:

    Sandy soil.

  • Special Considerations:

    Prefers sun. Needs good drainage. Does not tolerate steady winds. Susceptible to shot hole fungus (which is cosmetic, not fatal).

  • Notable Traits:

    Cultivar of Japanese native. Spring flower display. Good tree for 2x3' basins and beneath overhead wires. Disease and pest resistant. Attracts birds and bees.