Japanese Flowering Cherry

Arbor walk #25, Treekeeper ID #4120

The Kwanzan variety is probably the hardiest of the double flowering cherry trees. Its new leaves are bronze colored and its fall color is a bronzy-orange. It blooms pink in mid spring and is the last of the cherry trees to bloom.

One of the most beautiful of the flowering Cherry trees, the Kwanzan variety of the Japanese Flowering Cherry is traditionally planted in gardens or as an alleé along a sidewalk. Popular for its ornamental purposes, this tree is able to grow in varying sunlight conditions as well as warmer winter regions. While stunning in its appearance, its beauty is fleeting as this tree only has a lifespan of 15-25 years.

Common NameJapanese Flowering Cherry
Latin NamePrunus serrulata
Indigenous Name(s)
Cultivar/Variety‘Kwanzan’
Commercial Name

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