|'Kwanzan' is the most popular of the Japanese Flowering Cherries and perhaps the most hardy of the double flowering types as well. Deep pink, 2 1/2 inch diameter, double flowers and bronze new growth combined with a uniform growth pattern make this an excellent tree for lining neighborhood streets. Can reach 30-40 feet height on its own rootstock, however it is often grafted onto P.avium for a more compact tree. It can suffer from canker, and borers.
Rounded to horizontal, deciduous tree with beautiful, coppery-red, glossy, peeling bark. Dark green leaves are lance-shaped and tapered to 4 inches long, turning yellow in the fall. White flowers are bowl-shaped to 3/4 inch across, solitary or in groups of 2 to 4, borne as leaves emerge. Flowers are followed by ovoid cherry-like fruit, 1/2 inch long. Favorite cultivars include 'Kwanzan' which has double, pink, rose-like blossoms, 'Amanogawa', a mid-season bloomer with semi-double, light pink flowers, 'Tai Haku', a white flowerer with the largest blooms of any fowering cherry.