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Kwanzan Cherry Tree

Genus: Prunus

Species: Serrulata

 
 
Kwanzan Cherry Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 10, 2021
1. Kwanzan Cherry Tree Marker
Inscription.  
Culture
Best grown in moist, fertile, well-drained, sandy or clay loams in full sun to part shade. Best lowering in full sun. Tolerates summer heat and humidity. Tolerates some dry soils once established. Sometimes top grafted at the 4' to 6' level to an understock.

Noteworthy Characteristic
'Kanzan' (synonymous with 'Kwanzan' and 'Sekiyama') is a double flowered Japanese flowering cherry that is noted for its profuse and showy spring bloom. It is considered to be one of the most ornamental of the flowering cherries. It typically grows 25-30' tall and to 25-30' wide with a vase shape, ascending branching and a spreading-rounded crown. Deep pink double flowers (to 2.5" diameter) each with 20-30 petals, bloom in pendant clusters of 2-5 in April. Flowers bloom just before and as the leaves emerge. Ovate, serrate, dark green leaves (to 5" long). New leaves may be tinged with bronze-red. Fall color is yellow to orange bronze. Plants are sterile and do not produce fruit. In 1912, the people of Japan donated 12 different varieties of flowering cherry trees to the U.S. for planting in the Washington, D.C. area.
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From that original donation, the Yoshino cherry was planted in the Tidal Basin area and the Kwanzan (now Kanzan) cherry was planted in the East Potomac Park area.
 
Erected by EaHubert Kalinowski from Troop 25, Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 40° 38.753′ N, 74° 8.213′ W. Marker is in Bayonne, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is on West 1st Street just west of Trask Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 W 1st St, Bayonne NJ 07002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bayonne Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring the Life of Kenneth Joseph Tarantino (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (approx. 0.4 miles away in New York); Faber Park and Pool (approx. 0.4 miles away in New York); St. James Hotel (approx. half a mile away in New York); Burial Place (approx. half a mile away in New York); World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bayonne.
 
Kwanzan Cherry Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 10, 2021
2. Kwanzan Cherry Tree Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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