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Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'

 
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
flowering cherry
Yellow fall foliage
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
Petal drop aftermath: the pink carpet

Common name flowering cherry
Family rosaceae
Life cycle tree (Z5b-9)
Flowers pink (mid spring)
Size 15-25'
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil

Specimen tree grown for its profusion of puffy-double pink flowers. It's a fast grower. We got our first one very early in the life of our garden, and planted it in the front yard, where it now shades our front perennial border, and periodically threatens to overpower nearby plantings; it gets pruned somewhat regularly. We liked it so much that when we needed a fast-growing tree to provide shade to our newly constructed big pond patio, we decided another Kwanzan would fit the bill nicely. A few years later, we had the shade we were looking for (and lots of leaves to contend with in autumn!). We like both of our specimens, so I'm a little concerned when I read online comments stating that the useful life of this tree is 15-25 years (our original has surpassed the lower number already) – but so far, they're going strong.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: front yard, back yard

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