General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 15 to 35 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 35 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Plants are sterile and do not produce fruit.
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Japanese Flowering Cherry
Also sold as:
  • 'Kwanzan'
  • 'Sekiyama'

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  • Posted by blue23rose (southern Indiana - Zone 6b) on Apr 23, 2013 5:41 PM concerning plant:
    I know that the Japanese Cherry 'Kwanzan' is susceptible to pests and diseases, making the life span only 15-25 years, but I have had this tree since 2009 and absolutely love it. So far (knock on wood), the Japanese beetles in July-August have been the only problem. I'm afraid once the tree gets larger, I won't be able to control them anymore.
  • Posted by Mykate88 (28803) on Apr 4, 2020 3:42 PM concerning plant:
    I have a glorious Kansan cherry about 14 years old. There is a 4 foot sapling growing up from a large root.
    The tree is currently on bloom in Zone 7
    Should I cut out the sapling and treat the wound with something?
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 10, 2019 10:31 AM concerning plant:
    This wide-spreading, double flowered Japanese cultivar is commonly planted in the Mid-Atlantic of the US, also common from Atlanta, Georgia to Boston, Massachusetts. (The other two common cultivars of Oriental Flowering Cherries in the region are the Yoshino and the Okame.) Having double mutated flowers, it does not bear any fruit that I have seen. It produces the flowers heavily, and after falling, they can make quite a mess on a driveway or some pavement when it rains, with many brown old blossoms caked upon the surface. The mother species is native to Japan, Korea, and China.
  • Posted by blue23rose (southern Indiana - Zone 6b) on Aug 20, 2012 12:37 PM concerning plant:
    Although I fight the Japanese beetles off this tree from the end of May until about the end of July, it is well worth the fight! The early spring blooms are beautiful.
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