Kwanzan Cherry Tree
Kwanzan Cherry could be the showiest of all the cherries!
Double blossoms make this tree the star of spring! Each blossom has double the petals, making it look like a flower within a flower. Deep-pink blossoms grow in clusters, making this tree look almost like it is covered with thousands of small roses.
As the flowers begin to fade, bronze leaves take their place and then turn glossy green for the summer. When fall arrives, the leaves turn a brilliant yellow-orange, and as the chill of winter arrives, the Kwanzan Cherry’s thin, glossy bark will steal the show.
America’s love affair with cherry blossom trees began in the early 1900’s, when thousands were sent to our nation’s capitol by the Japanese. We remember this gift each year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, where these trees’ natural beauty can enjoyed for weeks.
Your Kwanzan Cherry will do best if it’s planted in full sun. It can be planted in many soil types and climates, and will grow quickly to a mature height of 30 feet high and wide.