• Hardiest of all cherry trees
• Rapidly grows to a mature height of 30-40 ft.
The Kwanzan Flowering Cherry Tree is easily the showiest of all Cherry Trees. Its flowers aren’t just pink… but “Double Pink,” meaning you get twice as many blooms as found on other trees.
Your new Kwanzan Cherry Tree blooms in large clusters of 3-5 flowers! These clusters are the thickest of all pink flowering trees and look similar to carnations.
Your Kwanzans will begin to bloom in April. Also a delight in the fall, when it will give you golden autumn leaves that grab everyone's attention.
One of the easiest flowering trees to grow! Thrives in almost any soil and climate. Easily grown in zones 5-9. A tree for many seasons!
Plant your Kwanzan Cherry Tree in an area that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Kwanzan Cherry Trees can tolerate shade, but prefer full sun. Plant your Kwazan Cherry Trees about 5 feet about for a privacy screen. Kwanzan Cherry Trees will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Keep your soil moist not over saturated. Once your soil feels slightly dry to the touch down about 3 inches give your Kwanzan Cherry Tree a deep watering. Every Spring fertilize your Kwanzan Cherry Tree with a slow release balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10. Pink blooms will emerge in April to give you a show. In fall The leaves on your Kwanzan Cherry Tree will give you an encore show when they go from green to a beautiful golden yellow - bronze color.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Kwanzan Cherry.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Kwanzan Cherry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Kwanzan Cherry again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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