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Kwanzan Cherry

Kwanzan Cherry

Kwanzan Cherry

Kwanzan Cherry

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Your neighbors will stop and stare! Tons of double pink blooms in spring and yellow, gold foliage in the fall.

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Kwanzan Cherry

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• 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!








Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 30-40 ft.
Mature Width: 30-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus 'Kwanzan'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, WA
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Kwanzan Cherry

Specific Directions for Kwanzan Cherry

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.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

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.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

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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Being from Florida, I do not know much about cherry trees. But I wanted a blooming cherry for my property in the north east Georgia mountains. I took a chance on the Kwazan cherry. I planted it the first of April on the mountain and it leafed out a week later. Then I was thrilled to see all the beautiful double pink blossoms arriving. It was a show! Not bad for a four foot tree. I can just imagine what shell look like when she gets big
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December 31, 2012
I live in Florida and the heat and humidity take a toll on trees and plants. It arrived in great condition and was easy to plant. It produced nice colorful blossoms in its first spring and I am looking forward to more blossoms this Spring. It is a slow grower.
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
I bought the Kwanzan Cherry tree for a sitting area I created in the back...I cant wait until it blooms. This first year, the tree seems to have been getting established and has thicken and strengthened with many buds and leaves. I am hopeful this year the tree grow several feet. Thank YOU...I cant wait to fully enjoy this tree and its beautiful and unique blooms. Im sure to be the envy of the neighbors
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December 31, 2012
thought mine would be gone bye-bye when I planned a ""stick"" down and only days later... we went into the worse drought last year here in Austin, TX. But now, it still stands strong, and buds are waiting to bust out in a few weeks... Just awesome!!
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
A beautiful, healthy tree. Cant wait til my Kwanzan blooms! Thanks again. One of the most beautiful flowering trees
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December 31, 2012
Our Kwanzan Cherry tree arrived larger than expected. We planted the tree and so far its thriving.
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December 31, 2012
I just love this tree! The second year it grew so much. I cant wait to see how it does this summer. Love the flowers!
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December 31, 2012
I bought the Kwanzan Cherry and received it in early March. I planted it immediately. It came as a bare twig, and I was very worried that it wasnt going to be everything I hoped for. Well after 2 weeks it had leaves all over it, and is growing quickly! I backfilled my hole with cow manure from the hardware store when I planted it, so maybe that helped, but this thing is going to be wonderful in a couple of years
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December 31, 2012
My wife loved the picture, so we purchased this tree to serve as a showpiece in our front yard. Although it didn't look like much when it first arrived, it has really started to blossom towards the end of the summer. We are far from being expert gardeners, but we're hoping the tree continues to thrive, and look forward to seeing it mature over the coming years
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
The trees were packed and shipped carefully. The treeswere in good shape with complete planting instructions. Despite a rough summer here in Georgia, the cherry has survived.
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
I bought and planted 2 trees in early spring 2012. The trees are very happy June 2014. I am in Zone 6/7
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December 31, 2012
We were so excited to get our Autumn Cherry. Planted it the day it arrived (soil still wet) and now it is dead. I am ordering another one and hope this makes it.
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December 31, 2012
1 year ago
The Kwanzan Cherry was packed very well and arrived in good condition. I planted it last fall and it is doing very well. Even though I bought the smallest size, it has leafed out and bloomed this first year. I look forward to it growing and becoming even better in future years. It is very healthy and I am very pleased
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
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If it can growth in TX (zone 9), how come it is very rare to find one in TX?
Chris C on Jun 7, 2014
Is it ok to plant this tree in July in michigan?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: If the temperatures aren't scorching hot (85+) it's fine to go ahead and plant the Kwanzan Cherry Tree in July.
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Will the roots damage the foundation under the house? I want to plant it in my backyward or front yard.
A shopper on Jul 11, 2014
Best Answer: I have my tree in the back yard and placed it so that if it grows to 40ft it will not touch the house. Also I have underground sprinkler system and so far it has not caused any damage.
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When is the best time to plant this tree in zone 5?
Kelli P on Aug 22, 2014
Best Answer: Th best time to plant the Kwazan Cherry Tree is in the early Spring or early Fall. If your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above then it will be fine to go ahead and plant now.
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what kind of insects infect this tree?
judith a on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: The insects attracted to this tree are easily kept at bay with organic pesticides. Aphids, borers, spider mites and tent caterpillars are known for enjoying Kwanzan Cherry Trees, but they're very easily prevented.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 29, 2014
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I want it to bear fruit. What do you recommend?
Don E on Aug 8, 2014
Best Answer: My question would be "why?". Fruit is a mess. I have the tree for the beauty of the flowers and if you put a Yoshino Cherry tree with it you will be amazed.
In answer to your question I have been told that you must have two trees in order for fruit to be produced. I would contact the best, most knowledgable people online at the Purdue University, horticulture dept in Indiana.
Good luck
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How fast this tree grown a year?
Jenny D on Jul 27, 2014
Best Answer: When I first planted the tree it was 5 foot tall without limbs. Now it has more than quadruple in size, full of leave and had blossoms this spring. This tree grows extremely fast.
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Does it grow cherries? Are they edible?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: no it does not grow cherries, that is the type of tree it is.
Reply · Report · luis s on Jun 6, 2014
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can I grow it in this season?
how high will it grow up every year?
Herrison on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: Hi,Runsheng H.I planted mine last year on June 4th.I live on Cape Cod,MA.Temperature was around 65 F. It grew up around 4 feet in one year,kind of fast I think.Hope it helps.H.Neves.
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I need to plant two flowering trees that are 2" in diameter. Does this Kwanzan Cherry fall into that catergory?
Amber B on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, this should work. The tree is very strong in my opinion. We live on the Mississippi river bluffs with 60-70mph wind gusts, no problems. Seems to do great in high humidity, heat and sever cold and ice.
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How will this plant do in So Cal? We are about 3 miles from the ocean and have a morning marine layer several months a year. Full sun from about 10;00 o'clock on. This will be a parkway tree planted between the street and sidewalk.
Bruce L on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: I would think the Kwanzan Cherry would do very well in your location.
We have 2 trees and they did not have flowers the firs year, however when they do flower they are truly beautiful. Hope this is helpful.
Reply · Report · Brooks D on Jun 25, 2014
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apparently i am in zone 10 but this plant's maximum is 9 is it still going to work??
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: What is the longevity of the tree. My tree is dying after 12 plus years. What ornamental tree would be a better choice. The cherry tree is beautiful. I live in Nashville, Tn
Reply · Report · Vi B on Jul 29, 2014
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Can I keep my japanese kwanzan cherry tree at 20-25ft by pruning?
Gail W on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: I can't answer this as mine has done very little, if any, growing upward yet. It is still only about 3 feet high. I am afraid the deer like it too much and I have had a constaNt JPANESE BEETLE PROBLEM.
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for the kwanzan tree how big is the pot 4 quarts or more?
pablo on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: Oh I hope you do buy this tree. You will absolutely love it. Last year when I received mine it was a bit over 20" tall. It was so beautiful this spring when it was covered in what looked like miniature pink carnations. The tree is a bit over 7' tall now, and is showing some awesome character in its trunk.
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If I buy this tree would u install?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2014
Best Answer: We do not install our plants, we ship them out via FedEx. You'll have to contact your local landscapers or gardeners.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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How long do they live? There is no question/answer that helps me.
Vi B on Jul 29, 2014
Best Answer: My mom has one that is 40 years old, it looks a little pitiful but still flowers every year.
Reply · Report · Brandi W on Aug 12, 2014
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will this tree grow good in ky. and what can I do to help it live?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2014
Best Answer: The Kwanzan Cherry Tree will do great in Kentucky! Follow the planting and care instructions on the link below for the best results.
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Can I grow this tree in Tamarac Flordia?
roger on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: I would assume that you could it survived on wyoming. Freezing winters and 100 degree summers.
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Does this tree grow in Alberta, Canada?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2014
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Yes... Your Kwanzan Cherry can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.