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Kwanzan Cherry

Prunus 'Kwanzan'

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-40 ft.

Mature Width:

30-40 ft.


Full Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Prunus 'Kwanzan'

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Magnificent Pink Blooms

- 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 petals and 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. If you go to the Washington DC annual Flowering Cherry Festival, you may notice a few microscopic holes in the leaves. This is common with Flowering Cherries and can only be seen upon close inspection. This does not affect the flowering or health of the tree. Most owners never notice it, but it is something we get questions about.

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!

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Customer Reviews

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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
January 1, 2013
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!!
January 1, 2013
over 7 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
Our Kwanzan Cherry tree arrived larger than expected. We planted the tree and so far its thriving.
January 1, 2013
Kwanzan Cherry
My tree arrived in pretty good shape, taller than I expected. The leaves were somewhat bug eaten and the tree a bit misshapen. That said, the tree seems to be thriving even in the very hot New Mexico summer. This kwanzan cherry was in much better shape than any I could find in Albuquerque, even at a commercial supplier. I look forward to a beautiful bloom next spring.
September 22, 2014
over 4 years ago
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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
January 1, 2013
over 7 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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
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!
January 1, 2013

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Kwanzan Cherry

Kwanzan Cherry Planting Diretions 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.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
A gift in memory of her mother
Michelle G on Jul 5, 2018
Big root
Minh L on Jun 26, 2018
A gift in memory of her mother
Michelle G on Jul 5, 2018
Beautiful tree that my mom always loved.
Joel B on Jul 1, 2018
Big root
Minh L on Jun 26, 2018
for my son Holden who has passed way To have a place to go for him.
Joelle G on Jun 19, 2018
I like the colors of the tree it will make a good contrast with the house.
Kenny D on May 12, 2018
I have always loved these trees and my yard needed some color. Looking out the window at 10 of these instead of my neighbors house is going to be amazing. :)
Kristi W on Apr 23, 2018
Great tree
patricia a on Mar 9, 2018
Friend suggested this tree
Benjamin N on Mar 5, 2018
Beautiful looking tree n think will look great in my front yard!!
Travis B on Feb 27, 2018
My son actually chose this as a birthday present. We were so impressed with the avocado tree I had purchased.
sandra b on Feb 25, 2018
The color looks fantastic!
Xiaoming X on Feb 20, 2018
The description referenced the trees in DC. Very helpful! Helped to pinpoint exactly what my dad was looking for.
Dan T on Feb 3, 2018
it does not grow well, only leaves and did not grow fast at all. hopefully better in spring of 2018
kent l on Nov 20, 2017
Outstanding flower trees
Yuanyuan Z on Nov 18, 2017
Looks beautiful and the friend we are sending to loves pink!
Mary T on Nov 9, 2017
I chose this one because it will be a nice change to add a pop of color over the standard palms trees here in Texas.
Steven G on Nov 4, 2017
more color in yard this spring
Stevie B on Nov 3, 2017
color of the bloom.
vamshider k on Oct 28, 2017
looks amazing
austin k on Oct 18, 2017
Robert B on Apr 22, 2017
Wanted some nice color in my front yard. Hope this tree thrives in Oklahoma!
Cache B on Apr 9, 2017
Lori S on Apr 8, 2017
Because it was exactly what I wanted and it is difficult to find exactly what you want at the local nurseries in our area.
Roberta B on Apr 1, 2017
this tree is being planted as a memorial tree for ornate reasons and non fruit bearing. we are planning on the ceremony taking place on May 6,2017.
Scott T on Mar 26, 2017
I thought it was free shipping
Peter X on Mar 26, 2017
Have always loved cherry blossoms and knew I wanted one once we had a big enough yard.
Enrico C on Mar 16, 2017
I am creating a Japanese garden at my backyard. And I was reading the reviews that this tree is easy to care and grow fast. And also is ideal for Jacksonville climate.
sheilaeila t on Mar 15, 2017
Like the attractive flowers as been seen recently in Tidal Basin lake in Washington DC
THOMAS T on Mar 7, 2017
I needed to replace a plum tree in my front yard that gets full sun. This tree is a good option for this area at a reasonable price.
Karen B on Feb 17, 2017
love bloom,s
John Y on Feb 6, 2017
I like the beautiful blossoms and fullness of the tree
mary d on Nov 30, 2016
Looks amazing
Fred H on Oct 30, 2016
Fell in love with this tree 10 years ago. The new home now makes it possible to line the side of fence with these gorgeous trees.
Lou D on Oct 25, 2016
Simply gorgeous blooms. Adds such a space of beauty in our back yard.
Francesca K on Oct 13, 2016
Coloring and wide range of planting zones
John Wawrzynski J on Oct 10, 2016
Wife likes these trees
Ross B on Oct 2, 2016
It's beautiful color
Karibroderick on Sep 30, 2016
I chose the Kwanzan Cherry tree because it has beautiful pink flowers in the Spring and Summer and it turns a beautiful color in the fall. I just recently purchased a modular home with my fiancé. We had to cut down three trees to get our home on the lot we purchased for it. I purchased three Kwanzan Cherry trees to replace the trees we had to cut down. I think they'll be a beautiful addition to our yard. We're also planting roses, azaleas and holly bushes.
Laura G on Sep 23, 2016
Beautiful colors
Ramiro Gonzalez J on Sep 22, 2016
Blooms and fast growth
Kabir K on Sep 8, 2016
I plan on using these trees to create an allee along my driveway and they seemed like the perfect choice.
Jeff M on Sep 6, 2016
Cherries are very healthy to eat this tree looks so easy to grow and the fruit is supposed to be absolutely delicious I'll start with the three trees and expand my Orchard such as it is as I can
Vicki M on Sep 5, 2016
My Kwanzan Cherry purchased about three years ago recently died. I really enjoyed this tree and will give another a chance!
Carol W on Sep 5, 2016
Because of the blooming tree.
Ruth T on Sep 4, 2016
I grew up watching Amine, and the Kwanzan cherry tree was one of the most beautiful tree.
Channara S on Sep 3, 2016
It's a very beautiful tree
Eric G on Sep 2, 2016
Amazing color. Great addition to my yard.
Russ S on Aug 29, 2016
Used to live in Japan for many years and now miss the pageantry and celebration of the season with these beautiful cherry blossom trees.
Edwin F on Aug 27, 2016
Beautiful, Majestic tree
Jose Z on Aug 23, 2016
Washington DC
Debra P on Aug 23, 2016
Beautiful tree that my mom always loved.
Joel B on Jul 1, 2018
for my son Holden who has passed way To have a place to go for him.
Joelle G on Jun 19, 2018
In your Q & A, you said that early spring or early fall is the best time to plant this. Is it possible to order now, thus taking advantage of the sale, & have it shipped early spring so I can plant it then? I am in Kansas City, MO area.
Sherry D on Nov 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Early spring or early fall are great times to plant, but you can also plant this tree pretty much any time the ground is not frozen or temperatures are not in the 90's! We supply potted plants in the summer, which makes transplanting in hot weather a lot easier on the plant. You will need to pay extra attention watering and keep it moist, but not soggy this first season until the roots get going good, but go ahead and take advantage of the sale!
Will the roots damage the foundation under the house? I want to plant it in my backyard or front yard.
A shopper on Jul 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Our DF Kwanzan cherry tree was 4 years old when we bought our home. It was still stunning the neighborhood 28 years later (last year) when we sold it. It was 23 feet from the front door, & six (6) feet from our septic field. The only care it got was the annual removal of branches that were too low to walk under. Long branches overhung our sidewalk so, after it bloomed, the fallen blossoms had to be swept away to keep them from being tracked into the house. A minor inconvenience, compared to the glorious vision that filled our front window for @2 weeks every year!
How fast this tree grown a year?
Jenny D on Jul 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It arrived as a 4 foot, single stick. My wife just laughed. Now its 8 feet high, and about 2 feet wide. My turn to laugh.
How fast does this tree grow and can you prune the tree in order to keep it from getting to tall?
Linda K on Feb 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree grows about 13-24" per year and you can prune the tree back to prevent it from getting too large.
What do the leaves look like when it's not blooming?
Amy H on Jun 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Amy. I planted one of these last year and it is doing GREAT!. No blooms yet; it may take a year or two to establish. The leaves are medium sized, heart-shaped, light green and attractive. Hope this helps.
why do you not ship the kwanzan cherry tree to california?
stephanie f on May 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into you state.
what kind of fertilizer do I use/?
sugieann on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Every Spring fertilize your Kwanzan Cherry Tree with a slow release balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10.
Is this tree poisonous to pets?
Megann D on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are poisonous to pets.
Can I plant these cherry trees near my drain field, or septic? I know some trees you can't because the roots are very invasive
k s on Feb 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They do not have an invasive root system, but I would plant at least 15-20 feet away.
Is the Kwanzan cherry tree poisonous to dogs?
J W on Apr 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are poisonous to dogs.
I live in a condo and have a very small yard will this damage my underground pipes and foundation. Guess best question is how far from foundation should I plant this?
shirley p on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 15 feet away from the any foundation.
I want it to bear fruit. What do you recommend?
Don E on Aug 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Kwanzan Cherry does not bear fruit. If you want a fruit bearing cherry tree we have several:
We would like to plant this tree near our patio for future shadong. How far from the patio would you suggest we plant?
Lynn B on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: At least 10 ft. Don't be fooled by the size when shipped. This tree will grow big and fast in just a few years. I have trimmed branches and nothing can hurt this tree. Also be advised when the flowers are finished blooming they flutter to the ground But soon disappear. I have several in my yard, and I love them!
How wide is the root system? I bought a sapling as a memorial planting for my brother. He has a HUGE space for this Kwanzan....but his wife finally said "there is no room for a tree". It is now mine. My 2 sides of my yard are on a sloped retaining wall about 20 feet deep. Will the root system damage the retaining wall?
Patricia M on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have a granite retaining wall and I have 3 Kwanzan cherry trees planted about 6 ft back from the top of the wall. Where the trees are planted we also have a 20 to 30 degree slope but our trees are doing great! Their root systems are not very destructive and I dont think you should have a problem planting them above your retaining wall. Also this tree is prone to root rot so depending on the type of wall it can also help prevent the soil from saturating to much.
After planting my Kwanzan cherry tree, when can I expect to see it flower for the first time?
Jonathan L on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Ours is two years old and is flowering, had some flowers last year. total volume is less than expected, I'm told because we live in a warmer climate, St. George UT.
how is this planted? is it a tree or a seed?
oscar o on May 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's a tree, shipped ready to be planted.
How long do they live? There is no question/answer that helps me.
Vi B on Jul 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We planted one in a previous home we owned about 25 years ago. It is huge! New owners might trim it , but I check on it every spring, and it is spectacular.
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.
Does it give fruit?
Chrystal E on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. This blooms beautiful pink double flowers in the spring. In the fall leaves turn yellow and drop. Mine is just two years old and seems to be doing very well in full sun.
Does it grow cherries? Are they edible?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it does not grow any cherrys it is only a flowering tree
is this tree potted?
rex w on Jun 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes it comes potted and easy to get out of and plant
How long do the pink flowers last?
Valdine G on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Two answers: My Kwanzan Cherry I had in the mtns of N.C held blooms for up to 8-9 weeks. Had three and they were beautiful, about 12-14 ft. tall. Now the other answer is I have two Kwanzan Cherries here in Dade City, Fl. Been in ground for a full two years and only had a scant number of bloosms that lasted just days. They are not through growing so I dont know what to expect in the future. The soil in the mountains was much better than the sandy soil here in central Florida. Good luck with your.
How do these grow in Tampa, Florida?
Luidae on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in just north of Montgomery, Alabama. I live in zone 8.. Spec say it will grow in zone 5-9, you live in zone 9. It should grow fine as long as you water... I make sure mine gets a gallon of water a week , if we get no rain..Dig up grass around tree and replace with mulch to hold moisture in.. DO NOT get the mulch up next to the tree trunk... I have a corrugated pipe around the bottom of my tree so no mulch will touch it..
I am buying 4 how far apart should I plant them?
Eunice H on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These trees grow fast and need lots of room to spread out. I would say at least 12ft apart, if not more. I planted my kwanzans by themselves in separate parts of my yard. They are doing beautifully, very healthy, little care needed. Good purchase!
Would this tree grow in Oceanside, CA, 92056?
Ron P on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: While it is not recommended for your area that is not to say that it will not thrive there. Customers have grown trees outside of their zone successfully with a little extra TLC. We do not put a warranty on trees outside of the recommended growing zones.
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.
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: It has to do with the amount of "chill hours" ~ temperatures between 35-45 degrees. Chill hours are required in order for the tree to bloom. I hope this is helpful.
Will deer eat the leaves & flowers?
Renee R on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse pesky deer will eat anything.
Hello can this tree grow in places where the average temperature in May averages 24.8 °C.And in January where the average temperature is 20.2 °C ?
Misael V on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Kwanzan Cherry is cold hardy down to -10 degrees. They are good to grow in growing zones 5-9.
Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Will grass grow under the tree?
Lynn W on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: With the sunlight slanting beneath the crowns means that you can grow grass beneath them.

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