Stunning spring flowers, quick growth, handsome bark, and colorful autumn leaves bring smiles to a gardener's face
Photo: Van Chaplin
When it blooms, 'Kwanzan' Japanese flowering cherry (P. serrulata 'Kwanzan') looks like it's dressed up for the prom about a thousand times over. Huge, ruffled, double, pink blossoms resembling corsages dangle beneath the branches in mid to late spring after the tree leafs out. The glossy, deep green leaves turn russet red in fall.
Growing to 30 feet tall, vase-shaped 'Kwanzan' provides plenty of headroom beneath it. This trait makes it an excellent lawn, street, or courtyard tree for the Upper, Middle, and Lower South. Plant this vigorous grower where you can gaze up into it.