Kwanzan cherry Rosaceae Prunus
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, pinnately veined, serrated margin, lanceolate to broadly ovate, 3 to 5 inches long, shiny dark green above, light green below, petioles have obvious glands.
Flower: Very showy, most commonly deep pink, double, occur in large clumps along the stem, in early spring.
Fruit: Typically no fruit since the 'Kwanzan' variety is sterile, the species P. serrulata produces a small red cherry.
Twig: Stout, reddish brown, conspicuous lenticels, and large reddish buds.
Bark: Thin, smooth, reddish to bronze, glossy with very prominent horizontal lenticels.
Form: A small tree reaching 25 to 30 feet high and wide, usually a vase-shaped, spreading crown.
Looks like: Yoshino cherry
- Higan cherry
| Additional Range Information:
Prunus serrulata is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson