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Kwanzan Cherry
Kwanzan Cherry

Kwanzan Cherry

Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’
Kwanzan (Oriental) Cherry

An ornamental cherry tree from Japan that is admired for its spring blossoms. In Central Park, the Kwanzan Cherry blooms shortly after the Yoshino Cherry, in early May. With its double-petal flowers and bright pink blossoms, it does not have the delicate appearance of the Yoshino, but it is very attractive in its own dramatic way.

Small tree, 25 to 30 feet high and wide with vase-shaped, spreading crown.

• West side of the Reservoir
• East Green
• West of Metropolitan Museum at East 83rd to 84th Streets
• East Drive at 74th Street
• Bethesda Terrace, mid-Park at 72nd Street
• Across the East Drive from the Boathouse
• Southeast corner of Great Lawn Oval

Kwanzan Cherry BarkKwanzan Cherry Bark
Deep shiny maroon with horizontal pairs of lenticels, especially noticeable during the winter months. This is one of its most attractive features.
Kwanzan Cherry FruitKwanzan Cherry Fruit
Small red cherry, not showy.
Kwanzan Cherry FlowerKwanzan Cherry Flower
Very showy, large clusters of double, deep pink flowers with as many as 30 petals per flower.
Kwanzan Cherry LeafKwanzan Cherry Leaf
Simple alternate, oblong, serrated margin 3 to 6 inches long. Leathery dark green on top, paler underneath.
Mark Brand, UCONN Plant Database, (fruit)
Oregon State University, (leaf)
Matthew Brown, Central Park Conservancy
Neil Calvanese, Central Park Conservancy

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