They look a bit like dianthus blooms don’t they?
This is last year’s post on Kwanza cherry trees. I can’t wait for it happen again! This is my favorite tree!
From Spring 2009—This was what I saw on my walk around the block today. It was glorious weather and the beauty was beyond belief. Wait till you see the tulips and dogwoods. Stay tuned. My neighborhood is about 30ish years old and many large specimens grow around the older homes. It will just take your breath away. My neighbors are wonderful and they really do take care of their landscaping. I can’t wait to show you more.
The Kwanza cherry has double pink flowers and a vase-shaped form with a rounded crown that spreads with age, making the tree wider than it is tall at maturity .The new leaves are bronze colored, turning to dark green, then yellow, orange, or copper in fall. This is a fruitless cultivar. The tree prefers a site with full sun, loose, well drained soil with plenty of moisture. It is somewhat tolerant of alkaline soil and drought but is sensitive to pollution and stresses in general. Grows to 30′ to 40′.