Kwanzan Cherry Information


A native of China, Japan and Korea, the Kwanzan Cherry tree flowers profusely in early to mid-spring. Its long bloom period and neat habit make the Kwanzan Cherry a popular ornamental tree.

Kwanzan Cherry trees make a dramatic spring display. image by Image by, courtesy of tanakawho


Vase-shaped with a dense, symmetrical crown, Kwanzan Cherries grow to a height of 25 to 30 feet. Their spread can be as wide as 40 feet.

Flower Color

The double flowers are pink and appear in large clumps. In full bloom, Kwanzan Cherries make a dramatic display.

Foliage Color

New leaves are bronze-colored and turn dark green in summer. In fall, Kwanzan Cherries turn yellow, orange or copper.


These small, attractive trees will grow in USDA zones 5 through 8. The trees are sturdy and resistant to wind damage.


Kwanzan Cherry trees grow and flower best in full sun and well-drained soil. Slightly acid soil is best.


Kwanzan Cherries can be used as a specimen tree or planted in mass.


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