The Kwanzan cherry has large 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 eventually reaching 30 - 40' tall and with a 15 - 20' spread. The new leaves are bronze colored, turning to dark green, then yellow, orange, or copper in fall. This is a fruitless cultivar. Easily transplanted, it prefers a site with full sun, loose, well drained soil with plenty of moisture. The tree is glorious in flower and has been planted along with Yoshino Cherry in Washington, D.C., for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.