"K" is for Kwanzan Flowering Cherry Tree
prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
The Kwanzan Flowering Cherry tree, also known as a Japanese flowering cherry tree, is one of the most popular cultivars of the flowering cherry trees. This deciduous tree rapidly grows to height of 20 to 30 feet. The blooms are a clear pink, double flower (multiple petals like a carnation). The blooms tend to last 3 weeks, yielding to a light green foliage with a red tinge.
I was visiting my "green thumb" daughter this afternoon with camera in hand. Her large yard is a riot of color, with all sorts of blooming plants, and I need to stock up on photos of such.
"I need a "K" photo," I said, "but that tree in the courtyard is beautiful; I'll get some shots of that while I'm here."
"Ha!" she replied. "There is your "K! That's a Kwanzan Flowering Cherry."
Ask, and ye shall receive.
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