Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan')

Also sold as:
'Kwanzan'
'Sekiyama'

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
Deciduous
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

Beautiful spring blooms!

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Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VADate: 2017-11-16One of 2 in Mom's front yard
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Location: North Eastern PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-05-12
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-11-07leaves in fall colour
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-04-28two trees in bloom in school yard
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-11-02Juncture of main structural limbs.
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: April 4, 2016
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-11-10full-grown tree in fall colour
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Location: Newtown Square, PennsylvaniaDate: 2008-04-23bulging graft, looks wierd
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Location: North Eastern PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-05-12
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Location: North Eastern PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-05-08Tree has double blooms.  Does not fruit
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-10-30Branch Structure - With Autumn Leaves.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-10-30The pinnacle of Autumn leaf colorization.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-03-07Branch section with buds - late winter, early spring
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Date: 2013-04-12
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Location: Newtown Square, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-07-22maturing tree in summer
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2007-12-03bark and trunk form
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-03-22Bloom buds
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-04-02
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Apr 23, 2013 5:41 PM

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.

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Aug 20, 2012 12:37 PM

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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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 10, 2019 10:31 AM

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.

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