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Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'


Buy Kwanzan Cherry online. Hardy and well-known, this cultivar combines show-stopping display with great foliage and habit. Double rose-pink flowers are abundant and appear in early spring before the foliage. New foliage is also interesting in that it comes out a bronze color quickly changing to dark green. Fall color is excellent for a cherry, with bronzy orange or orangy red hues. Our own-rooted starts eliminate the problem of unsightly graft unions and our source material is virus free (VC). The strongly vase-shaped habit is also very useful as a structural element in the landscape. 'Kwanzan' and 'Yoshino' are the predominant species in the famous plantings of Japanese Cherries in Washington D.C.


25-30 Feet


15-20 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Pink
Flower Type*
  • Double Blooming
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
  • Ornamental/Medium Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring
  • Spring Flowering
  • Early Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Provides Shade
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Prunus is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

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