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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Kwanza Cherry
(Prunus serrulata)

Donated by Carole L. Moeller
Tree Map Location: # 25
In Honor of Vietnam Veterans

Kwanza Cherry tree Kwanza Cherry leaf Kwanza Cherry bark Kwanza Cherry twig Kwanza Cherry flower

Leaf: Alternate, simple, pinnately veined, serrated margin, lanceolate to broadly ovate, 3 to 5 inches long, shiny dark green above, light green below, petioles have obvious glands.  
Flower: Very showy, most commonly deep pink, double, occur in large clumps along the stem, in early spring.  
Fruit: Typically no fruit since the 'Kwanzan' variety is sterile, the species P. serrulata produces a small red cherry.  
Twig: Stout, reddish brown, conspicuous lenticels, and large reddish buds.  
Bark: Thin, smooth, reddish to bronze, glossy with very prominent horizontal lenticels.  
Form: A small tree reaching 25 to 30 feet high and wide, usually a vase-shaped, spreading crown.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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