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Prunus 'Kwanzan'

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Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Fairfield, CA

General Notes

Needs good drainage. On clay soils, plant on slopes or in raised beds.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Rosaceae


Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
Prunus 'Kanzan'

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 feet.

Width: 20 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Ovate, Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink or Rose. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.

Bark Mottled, Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers and Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 7 and 14 - 20.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Caterpillars, Canker, Crown Rot, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Rust and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus 'Kwanzan' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jun 26, 2019.
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