The Kwanzan Cherry (Prunus serrulata ‘Kanzan’) is considered both a flowering tree and an ornamental tree. It is typically planted for both its visual interest and profusion of spring flowers. The Kanzan cherry grows to a height of 30–40′ and a spread of 30–40′ at maturity. The Kanzan cherry grows to a height of 30–40′ and a spread of 30–40′ at maturity. The Kanzan Cherry grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils. While it prefers moist conditions, the tree is somewhat drought-tolerant. Produces an amazing profusion of deep pink double flowers 2½” in diameter from April to early May. Features alternating leaves with an ovate to lanceolate shape and serrated margins. They are often reddish-copper as they emerge, turning dark green by summer and yellow, orange or bronze in the fall. Is sensitive to pollution and other stresses. Is a fruitless cultivar. Can be planted in containers, along walks and streets and in buffer strips. It can also be used as a bonsai specimen.
Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
2-3 ft, 3-4 ft, 4-5 ft