he Kwanzan cherry tree is one of the showiest of all Japanese trees. The blooms of Kwanzan cherry trees are large pink doubles. The blooming period of this wonderful tree is longer than that of most other flowering cherry trees.
This tree has unusual flowers due to their large size in comparison to other flowering cherry trees. Kwanzan cherry trees will begin to grow leaves while the flowers are still in bloom, which is unlike all other flowering cherry trees. The blooms of the Kwanzan cherry tree will begin to fade and close up, leaving the green foliage and glossy bark. Primarily found in Japan, the Kwanzan cherry tree will also grow in the United States and is hardy to zones five through eight.