Prunus – Flowering cherry – Prunus cherry ‘Kwazan’


Prunus cherry ‘Kwazan’

deciduous tree

blooms mid spring

sizes vary greatly

P. ‘Kanzan’ – P. ‘Kwanzan’ – This upright, deciduous tree, is vase shaped when young, spreading wider with age to 30′ feet tall and wide. It produces ovate, dark green leaves, to 5″ long, bronze when young. In mid and late spring before the leaves, it bears double, deep pink flowers, to 2″ across, are profusely borne in clusters of 2-5.Often grafted onto a high understock.

Grow in any moist but well drained, moderately fertile, humus enriched soil, deciduous species and cultivars in full sun, evergreens in full sun or partial shade. Trim deciduous hedges after flowering. Protect from strong wind. Feed with high nitrogen fertilizer. Few are drought tolerant.

Zones 6-8