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