Foliage – deciduous Blooming – February-April. If you've always wanted an allée of trees but can't wait for live oaks, this cherry tree may be your answer. Origin The Japanese cherry blossom tree is native to Japan, Korea and many Chinese provinces. In 8 to 10 years you will have a canopy you can walk under. Height – 16 to 40 feet (5 to 12 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – ordinary, well drained. Kwanzan cherry trees can function in the landscape as fast-growing shade trees for small spaces, such as patios. Grow Kanzan Cherry Trees in full sun and in well-drained soil with plenty of humus. These Weeping Cherry Blossom trees must surely be the epitome of grace and charm, and fit perfectly into a Japanese inspired garden, beside a pond, or as a focal point across a lawn. The flowering period may be just a few weeks, but you will look forward eagerly in anticipation all winter, if you plant this marvelous tree. Keep the soil evenly moist, because this is not a drought-tolerant tree. Very ornamental, it is a staple element of Japanese gardens. Plant your dream. Be the envy of the neighborhood at cherry blossom time. Because of the perfection of the blossom, the Japanese celebrate “Hanami” – the cherry blossom festival – in spring. Kwanzan cherry trees have a reputation for being some of the showiest cherries at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, with dramatic, deep pink double-blossoms. Japanese cherry tree facts. Everywhere in the country old and young meet under the big trees to admire the cherry blossom. Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree. Name – Prunus serrulata Family – Rosaceae Type – tree. The Japanese cherry tree is without a doubt among the most beautiful spring-blooming trees. It won't live as long as an oak, but it grows up to 2 feet year. But Kwanzan cherry trees are eye-catching year-round, with leaves that emerge a rich red-copper hue before taking on a green shade and finally turning yellow in fall.