Flowering Cherry ‘Kwanzan’

Flowering Cherry ‘Kwanzan’

Flowering Cherry 'Kwanzan'

Scientific Name: Prunus serrulata

Tree ID: 809

Latitude: 41.678034

Longitude: -69.959623

Mature Size: 20-30’T

Memorial: Mr John

Lowiest of all cherry trees. Stunning in the spring, the blossoms are a clear, pink double flower lasting for weeks. Kwanzans are among the most popular cherry blossom trees; in fact, they are one of the stars of the annual show in Washington, D.C. known as the “Cherry Blossom Festival.” They produce no fruit, which is a plus for those who desire low-maintenance landscaping (since there will be no mess to deal with). The trees bear coppery leaves in spring and fall foliage that starts out yellow and morphs into an orange. The fall leaves do not, however, remain long enough on their branches to consider the trees superior fall foliage specimens. It grows in full sun and in any soil.